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    I was recently terminated while on workers comp in michigan.Can i be terminated.My boss said all of this is costing too much. That is the only reason for firing me. Can i sue. Am i eligiable for unemployment comp. What can i do. Please help.

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    Unless your job is still protected under the FMLA (and you didn't give us nearly the details we need to know that), if you have exhausted whatever leave the company policies allow for, and are still not able to return to work, they can legally terminate you. Interesting, though, that the employer would say that this is "costing too much", since your employment status with the company does not affect your worker's compensation benefits, nor the obligation for the employer, through work comp, to cover medical expenses related to your injury.


    Contrary to what many people believe, it is not inherently illegal to terminate an individual who is on worker's comp.
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      Originally posted by jeff c
      I was recently terminated while on workers comp in michigan.Can i be terminated.My boss said all of this is costing too much. That is the only reason for firing me. Can i sue. Am i eligiable for unemployment comp. What can i do. Please help.
      Well that was a stupid decision on your employer's part becasuse your WC claim isn't going to cost them any less whether you are on the payroll or not. I suggest you speak to a worker's compensation attorney. If you were terminated in retaliation for making a WC claim, you may well be able to file a complaint with your State's WC Division.

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