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.
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