Can my employer stop paying my medical insurance benefits while I am off work due to my injury?
If your employer provided a benefit to you prior to your injury, you have the right to be treated just as any other employee who had to miss time from work.
If any of these benefits are reduced, altered or taken away unfairly, you have suffered unlawful discrimination under Labor Code section 132a. When the discrimination is proven, you will be entitled to an Award of up to $10,000 as well as reinstatement of all benefits that should have been paid to you back to the date of the discrimination which can be very significant in certain cases.
When it comes to your rights involving benefits prior to your industrial injury, you are best served by bringing up the particular facts of your case directly with TURCHIN LAW so that we can assess the issue and provide the best legal representation to ensure your rights are not violated.