Report Workers’ Compensation Discrimination

Do you believe your employer is discriminating against you because you were injured on the job?

If so, you have rights under Washington law:

Your employer may not discriminate or retaliate against you for:

  • Filing a claim for a workplace injury.
  • Saying that you plan to file a claim.
  • Seeking workers’ compensation benefits.

What might be considered employer retaliation or discrimination after you have filed a workplace injury claim?

  • Firing or laying you off.
  • Demoting or assigning you to an undesirable shift.
  • Denying you a promotion.
  • Reducing your wages and/or benefits.

The law might not consider the above actions to be employer retaliation if you have:

  • Not followed your employer’s policies.
  • Numerous on-the-job injuries.

File a workers' comp complaint?

Questions: Call the Discrimination Unit 1-866-324-3310 or email: