I’ve been fired after I reported a workplace injury. What should I do? What are my rights?
Do Not Quit or Walk Off The Job.
In North Carolina, you are protected by specific provisions that prevent unlawful termination when you are hurt at work. Both Federal and NC State law offer some protection to injured workers and there are some financial incentives the employer has to keep you working. The most important thing in a workers compensation case is to NEVER quit. If there is a problem, make sure the employer is the one who initiates the termination. If you quit or walk off the job, it is very difficult to make your worker’s compensation case.