WARNING: All of the information provided here is of a general nature only. The specific facts of your case may require a completely different answer. In addition, it is important to remember that all answers provided are pursuant to North Carolina Workers’ compensation Law ONLY.
WARNING: Do not base any decision with respect to your case solely on any of the answers found herein. Prior to making any decision with respect to your case, you should speak with a competent attorney who is familiar with the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation system.
WARNING: The general information given herein has nothing really to do with your rights in terms of employment law and whether you can be fired. Just because you have certain rights under the Workers’ Compensation Act, you need to know that your employer can pretty much fire you for just about anything, unless it has to do with discrimination based on Race, Religion, or Sex. IF, however, you are fired solely because you brought a workers’ compensation claim, you may have certain remedies under North Carolina Law for retaliatory discharge, but your time to Act on those rights is EXTREMELY limited. We recommend that you contact a North Carolina Specialist in Employment Discrimination IMMEDIATELY if you believe you were fired solely due to your attempt to enforce your rights under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. Please contact us for assistance with that referral.