LABOR CODE §132a & SERIOUS & WILLFUL MISCONDUCT
Labor Code §132a prohibits employers from terminating, threaten to terminate, or discriminating against employees who have filed or intend to file a workers’ compensation claim. When successful, these claims can result in significant legal penalties. Employers who have been accused of serious and willful misconduct by an employee are often facing serious legal consequences including a significant increase in compensation payable to an injured employee. For these reasons, it is important to have counsel on your side who understand the complexities of these types of claims and who will aggressively defend your rights.