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Petitioning Sen. Ken Yager and 8 others

Tell TN Senate: Don't Kick Injured Workers While They're Down

Tennessee Senator Brian Kelsey has introduced a bill that kicks injured workers while they're already down. The Senate Judiciary Committee will be hearing this bill on Tuesday, January 31st at 3:30 p.m. Your action is urgently needed.

Under SB 2140, if an employee is fired for filing a worker's compensation claim, they would not be able to take any legal action to get their jobs back.

Unfortunately, some employers already try to punish workers who've gotten hurt on the job. They fire injured workers and then fight their workers' compensation claims. Then, they often go on to keep worksites unsafe, so that future workers continue to unneccesarily risk their lives on the job.

SB 2140 encourages this kind of exploitation by taking away any hope workers have of getting their jobs back. It takes advantage of workers who are already struggling to recover from an injury, pay their medical bills, and keep their families afloat.

Letter to
Sen. Ken Yager
Sen. Doug Overbey
Sen. Beverly Marrero
and 6 others
Sen. Ophelia Ford
Sen. Brian Kelsey
Sen. Stacey Campfield
Sen. Tim Barnes
Sen. Mike Bell
Chair, Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee Sen. Mae Beavers
I urge you to vote no on SB 2140 when it is heard in the Senate Judicary committee. This bill takes away the rights of injured workers who have been unjustly fired after filing a workers' compensation claim.

Under SB 2140, if an employee is fired for filing a worker's compensation claim, they would not be able to take any legal action to get their jobs back.

Unfortunately, some employers already try to punish workers who've gotten hurt on the job. They fire injured workers and then fight their workers' compensation claims. Then, they often go on to keep worksites unsafe, so that future workers continue to unneccesarily risk their lives on the job.

SB 2140 encourages this kind of exploitation by taking away any hope workers have of getting their jobs back. It takes advantage of workers who are already struggling to recover from an injury, pay their medical bills, and keep their families afloat.

I urge you to stand up for the hard-working people of Tennessee by voting no on SB 2140.
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Sincerely,