Injured at Work and Now Being Harassed by My Boss

An injury at work is an unfortunate experience that can generate stress, pain, and uncertainty. In addition to physical recovery, there is concern about job stability and financial future. The situation becomes even more complex and distressing if we add employer intimidation.

In California, the law protects workers who suffer injuries at work. Intimidation or harassment by the employer after an injury is illegal and can have serious consequences.

What types of harassment can an injured worker suffer?

  • Derogatory or discriminatory comments
  • Threats of termination or wage reduction
  • Pressure to return to work before being fully recovered
  • Assignment of tasks that aggravate the injury
  • Refusal to grant necessary medical leave

What should you do if your employer intimidates you?

Document everything. Note the date, time, location, and details of each harassment incident. Save emails, text messages, and any other evidence you have.

Report the harassment to your supervisor or Human Resources. Explain the situation and request that measures be taken to protect you.

Contact a specialized attorney. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and file a formal complaint with the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Seek emotional support. Harassment can be emotionally draining. Do not hesitate to seek help from a psychologist or therapist.


You are not alone. Many people have gone through what you are experiencing, and there are resources to help you.

You do not have to tolerate harassment. You have the right to a safe and healthy work environment.

It is essential to take action. Do not wait for the situation to worsen.

If you are intimidated by your employer after a workplace injury, do not hesitate to contact Julie O Legal. We will help you obtain the justice you deserve and protect your rights.

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