What to do if I was laid off due to lack of work and was on workers comp at the time but then told I would not be rehired even though they hired someone else?

Asked on June 28, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Wisconsin


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

There is no general obligation to rehire laid off workers when more money, hours, etc. are available--the company may hire someone else instead. Worker's compensation gives you monetary compensation for a work-related injury, but does not specifically hold or protect your job, or require re-hiring. From what you write, it appears to be legal to not rehire you.

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