Re: Can I Co See if You Filed a Workmans Comp Claim when You Apply for a New Job?
It's hard to take someone "as is" if they're being deceptive, they have a right to know "what is"
Laws differ from state to state but the way I understand it you have to disclose any prior injuries or claims, they could say you deceived them and fire you.
Most applications ask if you have any physical limitations that prevent you from performing the job and if you ever had a worker comp claim or settlement and for what.
There's no law that I know of that says they can't protect their interest, these questions are certainly relevant to a liability they may be assuming.
You have to be honest with them, if you're conceiling any medical conditions or prior claims it relieves them of responsibility if you get injured, it's all public record, you won't fool them.
No, they can't fire you for having a past claim, but they could fire you for being dishonest and deceptive.
This is all public record, it's no big deal to find out
Last edited by tony; 02-22-2009 at 07:49 PM.
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