Houston, TX asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Texas

Q: Can my boss reduce my hours while I have an open workers comp claim?

I tried to get partial unemployment but she gave me just enough hours to where I cannot receive benefits, is this right?

2 Lawyer Answers
Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson
Answered

A: Some states have laws that protect employees from retaliation after filing a worker's compensation claim. If you filed for it, and your boss reduced your hours in retaliation for it, you may have a claim. It depends on Texas state law. I would reach out to an employment law attorney in Texas for a consultation.

Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren
Answered
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • San Marcos, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Yes, and I am sorry for the way your employer is treating you. Just be sure that you comply with the restrictions your doctor gives you. If the employer tries to get you to do more, then you will have the right to leave the job. It could be the employer believes the propaganda about those who d/n return to work soon after the injury they typically d/n return. Good luck.

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