Can Undocumented Employees Receive
Workers' Compensation Benefits?
Bottom line, you have a right to workers’ compensation regardless of your immigration status.
California law punishes employers who threaten or retaliate against workers based on citizenship or immigration status with a civil fine of up to $10,000 and suspension or revocation of their business licenses.
California precedent also allows undocumented immigrants and illegal aliens to seek damages for unpaid overtime wages, minimum wages, and meal/rest periods violations.
Although California Labor Code protections are in place, employer discrimination can be very difficult to prove.
Contact a skillful workers compensation attorney from Reyes & Associates today. We take pride in providing clear answers.
Our job is to protect your rights, plan a strategy for your case, gather information to support your claim, keep track of deadlines, and represent you in hearings before a workers’ compensation judge.