Handling workers’ compensation claims can present a number of challenges for employers, such as determining whether an injury is work-related and evaluating back-to-work accommodation requests.

However, another challenge arises when employers consider terminating an employee who has filed a workers’ compensation claim. For example, most states’ workers’ compensation laws impose penalties, either fines, jail time, or both, for wrongful termination.

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