Willow Grove, PA asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania

Q: I am wondering if I'm a victim of employment retaliation or breach of confidentiality.

I'm on workers comp for 13 + months. I ve been told since July I was replaced in my job and being sent to night shift . My job was Monday - Friday 6:30 am - 3 pm. I've been there 32 years . I have never received any info on this from HR and nothing at all from my union. Emails were ignored , until recently.

1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy Belt
Timothy Belt
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Hazleton, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Sadly, workers' compensation does not provide you with any guarantee that you will be returned to the same shift or even the same job title as before your injury. However, if you fail to report to an offered position within your work restrictions it may result in a reduction or even suspension of your right to wage loss benefits. You indicated that you have a union, so there may be additional protection available to you under your union contract. If you have not already done so, I would further suggest that you retain an attorney to assist you in review any job offer to make sure it is appropriate in regard to your work injury.

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