My husband is in the union, he does highway construction and he was doing his job a few days ago when his formen ran him over. Nothing is broken, thankfully, but he is really beaten and scraped up. Nothing has happened. I cant get anywhere with workmens comp.....Nothing has happened to the foremen.....and now we are getting word from a few friends/employees that they might put him on light duty for a few weeks, then fire him. I know that has to be illegal. What do we do ? Who do we call ?
Your husband has a union rep that's there to protect his job and his benefits, including his right to worker's comp. He should contact that rep before doing anything else.
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I would also suggest getting in touch with a workers' compensation attorney as soon as possible. The news about them firing him is not confirmed but you might want to also seek out an employment law attorney who represents employees. Good luck.
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