Protecting Injured Immigrant Workers From Retaliation in Minnesota

Under the new federal administration, unscrupulous employers and their insurers have been emboldened to retaliate against workers filing claims for workers’ compensation, and there have been a number of recent reports of illegal targeting of and retaliation against undocumented workers.

  • Under a Florida law, at least 130 injured workers have been arrested and put at risk of deportation rather than paid workers’ compensation.
  • In Massachusetts, a seriously injured worker was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at a meeting with his employer about his recently filed workers’ compensation claim.

This document provides general information on injured workers’ rights and actions to take to help ensure injured workers’ rights are upheld, regardless of their immigration status.

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Deborah Berkowitz

Worker Health and Safety Program Director, National Employment Law Project