For far too long, employers faced little or no consequence when they fired their injured employees who needed workers’ compensation benefits. Rather than helping their injured workers, some employers made up reasons to fire them instead in order to avoid having to pay temporary disability benefits or medical treatment under the law. In 2014, the Missouri Supreme Court said enough is enough! In Templemire v. W & M Welding, Inc., the Missouri Supreme Court changed the law so that injured workers have more protection from being wrongfully discharged. From now on, employers will be liable and have to pay money to any worker they fire if a contributing factor to the employer’s decision to terminate the worker was because the worker exercised their rights under Missouri’s workers’ compensation statutes. If you have been wrongfully terminated simply because you exercised your legal rights, call BWO now to ensure your rights are protected!