Can A Potential Employer Ask About Past Claims?
Let a Concord Workers’ Compensation Attorney Answer Your Questions
If you’re considering pursuing a workers’ compensation claim,
you may be asking how having a claim on your record affects your future
job prospects. You may already know that
your current employer is forbidden to retaliate against you for filing a claim. However, how are you protected from future employers regarding your workers’
Simply this: potential employers are
forbidden to ask you about prior
workers’ compensation injuries during the interview process.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 illegalizes employment
discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. If you
are able to do the job you’re applying for, your workers’
compensation claims in the past do not matter. Regardless, employers might
attempt to limit their own liability by hiring workers without any history
of workers’ compensation claims.
You should know it is illegal to refuse employment to a qualified worker
on those grounds. While your workers’ comp lawsuits will be public
record, any disabilities or long-term injuries are not privy to potential
employers. You will always have the right to fair and equal treatment
by companies and hiring managers.
Protecting Workers’ Rights in Concord, NC
If you’re considering filing a workers’ compensation claim,
consult the Concord workers’ comp lawyer at The Law Offices of Darrin
M. Gamradt, P.C. He can answer your questions regarding the implications
of a claim, what might result from filing, and how your rights are protected
throughout the process.
His workers’ comp experience includes legal representation both for
and against major insurance companies, providing the firm with unique
insight into workers’ compensation claims.
(888) 372-1301 today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Get the answers you need!