Can My Employer Fire Me For Being Injured At Work?
My co-worker told me that another employee was fired just before I was hired because he was injured in a workplace accident. I got hurt last week but I have been hiding that from my employer. I am afraid that he will fire me when he finds out that I was injured at work. What should I do?
It is natural to be nervous and scared if you have been hurt at work. You are dealing with the physical pain of your injury and the prospect of losing time from work which means losing money. On top of it all, you are terrified that your employer is going to fire you because you were injured. However, not reporting your injury is harmful for many reasons but the most important reason is your health. […]