Can I be fired for a work injury that happen at a different employer not related to the one I was fired from

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Can I be fired for a work injury that happen at a different employer not related to the one I was fired from

I was fired today due to employer stated that I fail to report a prior injury
from a different employer on the pre-employment screen. At time of the pre-
employment screen for this employer, I did tell the physician who did my physical
and he passed me saying I was clear for work thus the employer hired me after
passing drug screen and background check. My last injury 30 days plus, before
applying for this employer was reported to that employer and I was cleared to
return to work. Can a company fire me for pre-employment errors?

Asked on October 22, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Minnesota

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Employment is employment at will: you can be fired for essentially any reason not prohibited specifically by law. There is no prohibitation against firing an employee for failing to properly or accurately or fully disclose information on a pre-employment screen; the failure to report the injury would be grounds to terminate employment.


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