Re: Attorneys and Workers Comp
They can fire you if you hire an attorney or not - there's no law saying they have to employ you.
California is an "at-will" employment state, which means they can fire you for no reason or any reason unless you have a labor contract stating different.
California's Labor Code contains a presumption that employees are employed at will. This means that either the employer or the employee may terminate employment at any time, with or without cause or prior notice.
You may as well hire an attorney to protect your rights, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
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