Is this considered employer retaliation and should I even consider filing a complaint?

Asked in North Wales, PA , on Aug 31, 2021

I was fired via text tonight following an apology/explanation for not getting to work when expected. I have no set hours typically show up whenever. However I was delayed because I was having an issue related to a recent surgery. This was causing pain and I took my prescribed medication for that pain. However I am not allowed to drive on it. Before I could say that I would ask for a ride and after explaining why I hadn’t made it in yet couldn’t drive I was fired. I had never once received any disciplinary talks, warnings, or complaints. On top of that, I consistently complete my work effectively and efficiently.

Answered on Sep 3, 2021

I am not sure of the specifics of your injury, but another thing to consider is that a work injury can include a worsening of a non-work related condition or a progressive condition. If you had some type of condition in that realm, you may also want to consider talking to a workers compensation attorney. If you had restrictions related to this type of injury, there is a a presumption that your lost wages after termination are work related. You would need to provide more facts. Good luck.