I was terminated and trespassed from my employer after getting into argument with a dispatcher from the company.

Asked over 1 year ago - Melbourne, FL

the company(labor ready) is a temp labor job.a new manager had just been put in place so for the previous 3 months there was no management and just 2 dispatchers and us workers who they would send to work.for whatever reason this guy didn't like me so i would never get calls for work if they came in even though my track record had been spotless.also i had just come off a workmen's comp claim that i ended earlier than i should have just to be able to work.i think between that and me calling him out for not giving gas money i left for someone set me back.the day of the incident i showed up for job i was supposed to go on and he told me he had sent someone else.since i was only averaging a day a week i finally had it out with him(non-physical)and i was trespassed.

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  1. Robert David Shapiro

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . If you get fired after filing a workers compensation claim, the law gives you the right to sue for retaliatory discharge in Circuit Court. You must prove that you were fired because of the workers comp claim and not because of any other reason.
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  2. Joseph Charles Shoemaker

    Contributor Level 9

    Answered . I agree with the other attorney. Based upon the facts presented, it is possible that you may have a claim for retaliation associated with your worker's compensation claim. I would recommend you contact a qualified employment attorney and discuss the matter in more detail. My firm has a Melbourne office and a very skilled labor attorney there that might be able to help.

  3. David Ian Schoen

    Pro

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . I don't know what trespassed means, but it probably wasn't a good idea to have it out with him.

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