In Ohio, your employer can fire you from your job at any time for no reason at all, and there is little you can do. There are only a few exceptions to this rule. One exception is that you may have a union contract that protects your job. Another exception is that your employer cannot fire or discriminate against you based on your age, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. The Ohio Civil Rights Commission has good information about your civil rights in the work place. But a third exception is that your employer cannot act out against you because you have filed a workers’ compensation claim against them. Employers know the rules and often find ways of making your work life difficult after you have had an injury. Sometimes this can lead to you becoming frustrated and quitting; other times it can lead to your termination. If you believe that your employer is acting against you because you have filed a claim against them, you may have the right to take legal action. We have seen many injured workers harassed, demoted and/or fired from jobs because they are pursuing a workers’ compensation claim. If this happens to you, make sure you contact us to discuss your potential case.