Is it Legal To Fire Me After I Return To Work From Disability Leave?
Labor Code Section 132a protects an employee from being discriminated against for sustaining an injury on the job. However, the Board in Loera v. Northrop Grumman found an injured worker’s termination upon return from disability leave to be justified when he received written warnings for absence prior to his leave. Accordingly, the termination is legal and the employer did not violate Labor Code Section 132a. Loera v. Northrop Grumman, 2021 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 340.