Flat Rock, MI asked in Employment Law for Michigan

Q: My work just demoted me for not being able to work as hard because of doctor restriction. I have a herniated disc

The injury in question did happen at work but I didn't claim it under workman's comp because the company was worried about their safety rating. I am a salaried employee as well are they allowed to do this?

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Marlo Bruch
Marlo Bruch
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  • Kalamazoo, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Regardless of not initially filing a workers compensation claim, I recommend that you do contact a workers compensation attorney regarding this issue. There may also be other unlawful violations, but that is where you should start first because in Michigan a workers compensation claim is the exclusive legal cause of action for injuries sustained on the job.

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