Workers’ Rights: Addressing Employment Law Violations After an Injury

By Administrator | April 25, 2024
Employment Injury Rights

Suffering an injury in the workplace is not just physically and emotionally challenging; it can also bring about significant legal complexities regarding one’s employment rights. Dealing with the aftermath of an injury while ensuring your rights are protected under employment law can be overwhelming. At DeToffol & Gittleman, our focus extends beyond representing catastrophic injury cases; we’re committed to ensuring that injured workers understand and safeguard their employment rights under the law.

Understanding Post-Injury Employment Rights

Employees often find themselves in vulnerable positions in the wake of a workplace injury. Questions about their job security, access to benefits, and potential discrimination may arise. Workers must understand their rights under employment law, especially concerning the legality of their employer’s actions following an injury.

Legal Protections Under Employment Law

In New York, employees are entitled to certain protections under state and federal employment laws. These rights may include protection from discrimination based on their injury, the right to medical leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the entitlement to reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Additionally, workers’ compensation laws generally ensure employees receive compensation and medical care for work-related injuries.

DeToffol & Gittleman’s Expertise in Employment Law

Our firm specializes not only in catastrophic injury cases but also in employment law, particularly in cases involving post-injury disability accommodation. We deeply understand New York’s employment statutes and regulations, allowing us to effectively advocate for injured workers facing employment-related accommodation challenges after an injury. Our goal is to ensure that our clients are treated fairly and that their employment rights are upheld throughout their recovery process.

Common Violations of Post-Injury Employment Rights

Unfortunately, despite legal protections in place, some employers may violate employees’ rights following a workplace injury. These violations may include wrongful termination, refusal of reasonable accommodations, retaliation for filing workers’ compensation claims, or discriminatory actions based on the injury. Identifying and addressing these violations requires experienced legal representation.

Protecting Your Rights with DeToffol & Gittleman

At DeToffol & Gittleman, we stand as staunch advocates for injured workers. Our team of dedicated attorneys works tirelessly to protect our clients’ employment rights. We navigate the legal intricacies, investigating potential violations and strategizing to ensure justice is served. If your rights have been infringed upon after a workplace injury, our expertise in employment law equips us to pursue the appropriate legal remedies. Our distinction lies in being trial lawyers dedicated to advocating fiercely for our clients. While we strive for fair settlements, we understand that sometimes negotiations may not yield adequate outcomes. This is where our role as trial lawyers becomes pivotal.

If you’ve suffered a workplace injury and believe your employer violated your post-injury employment rights, our team is prepared to escalate the matter to the courtroom. Our trial lawyers are well-versed in litigating cases involving workplace injuries and employment law violations. We’re not just prepared to go to court; we’re committed to fighting for your rights in front of a judge and jury.

Navigating post-injury employment rights can be complex, but injured workers must be aware of their legal protections. DeToffol & Gittleman is here to provide comprehensive legal support, ensuring that your rights are safeguarded under employment law. Don’t hesitate to reach out for guidance and representation if you believe your rights have been violated after a workplace injury.

Contact DeToffol & Gittleman

In the face of employment law violations or inadequate settlement offers after a workplace injury, our trial lawyers stand by you. Contact DeToffol & Gittleman today to schedule a consultation regarding your post-injury employment rights. Let our experienced attorneys protect and fight for your rights under employment law.

The information provided in this blog post is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. Laws vary significantly from one jurisdiction to another, and therefore, the concepts discussed here may not apply universally or to every case. Furthermore, laws, especially in this field, are subject to frequent changes. We make no guarantee that the information presented is current or up to date at the time of reading.