Wrongful Termination/Retaliation

The claimant filed a lawsuit against his former employer, a construction company. According to the lawsuit, the claimant had filed for workers’ compensation benefits because of a work-related injury. His employer then informed him that light duty jobs were available. The claimant disputed his ability to return to work on light duty. The suit alleged the construction company subsequently wrongfully terminated the claimant’s employment in retaliation for seeking workers’ compensation benefits. The verdict was in favor of the insured. Defense costs were more than $120,000.

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