If I been out on workers comp but am not covered under FM,LA can they post my workposition?

Also, do they have the right to lower my pay?

Asked on September 4, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

1 Worker's compensation does not protect your job or prevent you from being laid off, transferred, demoted, terminated, etc. Rather, all worker's comp does is provide you with compensation for your work-related injury. So worker's comp will not prevent them from posting your job.
2 They cannot lower your pay in retaliation for being on worker's compensation. But they can lower your pay because of performance issues, because you are unable now to work as many hours or in the same capacity as before, or due to restructuring or financial issues.


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