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Although employment in the state of California is generally "at will," (meaning employees can be terminated at any time), it is absolutely illegal
to terminate an employee in retaliation for them filing a workers compensation claim.
If an employee files a workers compensation claim and believes their employer has discriminated against them or fired them for filing the claim, they can make what's known as a "132a claim" against their employer. The employee would need to document all incidents of discrimination/retaliation and must be as thorough as possible. Here is a link from the Labor Department regarding how to file a claim: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/howtofilediscriminationcomplaint.htm
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