COVID-19 Quarantine and Employer Retaliation – Your Legal Rights
The coronavirus pandemic’s slow and steady march has decimated many aspects of the economy and life as we know it. In addition, it has led to the breaking of laws and regulations by employers that may assume the usual laws do not apply just because there is a pandemic raging. Quarantining after contracting the coronavirus is the right and safe thing to do, and reports from all around the country regarding employers firing or dismissing workers because they obeyed self-quarantine orders keep rising.
Are you looking for a coronavirus work retaliation attorney? If you were demoted, transferred, given leave without pay, or fired because you went into quarantine due to a positive coronavirus test, we’d like to hear from you. Workplace retaliation is illegal according to OSHA workplace regulations, and we’d like to help you get compensated for this action by filing a workers’ compensation and coronavirus retaliation lawsuit. For your 100% FREE and confidential consultation, please call out COVID-19 lawsuit attorneys at (773) 825-3547 to learn more about your legal options for compensation.
Here are your rights as an employee during any pandemic or health crisis:
- You are allowed to self isolated if you are under a quarantine order by the local or state authorities
- You are allowed to self isolate if you’ve been ordered to do so by a healthcare provider
- You are allowed to self-isolate if you suspect COVID-19 and are en route to get a test
- You are allowed to self-isolate if you are caring for someone subject to orders to do so by the state, local or federal government, or a healthcare worker to self-isolate.
Is It Illegal to Fire Someone Due to Coronavirus Infection?
It is illegal under numerous state laws to demote or fire someone if they have or are suspected to have an infectious disease. In addition, your employer cannot refuse to reinstate you to your former position after recovering and being on leave due to the illness.
Coronavirus Employment Attorneys – Call Us Today!
McCready Law has cut its teeth over the decades when it comes to fighting for and protecting employer rights. Please contact our coronavirus employment law attorneys TODAY at (773) 825-3547 if you were unlawfully dismissed at work due to your COVID-19 status, and were never reinstated. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.