What is Workers Compensation Retaliation?
Under the Ohio Revised Code, it is unlawful for an employer to terminate an employee for having filed a worker's compensation claim. In addition, an employee who is receiving temporary total disability (TTD) compensation under the state Workers' Compensation Act may not be discharged by her employer solely for absences or inability to work directly related to the allowed condition for which she is receiving benefits.
Ohio law prohibits discrimination because an employee has filed a workers' compensation claim, testified in a workers' compensation hearing, or in some way has participated in the workers' compensation system. An employer may not reject a job applicant for past workers' compensation claims and should not even ask about the applicant's workers' compensation history. An injured worker has extensive rights to reinstatement to the original position of employment or reemployment to available and suitable work.
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