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What Do I Do When I Suspect Fraud?

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Question: Can you terminate an employee for falsifying the date that an injury happened? I have reason to suspect that an employee is not being honest and has filed a false claim. What is my exposure to risk?

Answer: You should let your workers compensation carrier know that you believe a false claim has been filed, provide your evidence, and insist that they conduct a formal investigation. You should have no exposure for exposing fraud.

This response is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion, nor is this column a substitute for formal legal assistance. For help with particular legal needs, members are invited to consult with Brooke Duncan III of Adams and Reese LLP. Mr. Duncan can be reached at 504-585-0220 or by email at

Brooke Duncan

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