Is it legal to fire an employee who is on workers’ comp, and unable to work due to injuries?

Most workers’ compensation statutes only prohibit the termination of an employee in retaliation for filing or attempting to file a workers’ compensation claim or for testifying at a workers’ compensation hearing. You must be able to perform the main duties of your position for your employer to be obligated to provide work for you that falls within your restrictions due to a work-related injury.

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