§440.205 reads as follows:
Coercion of employees.—No employer shall discharge, threaten to discharge, intimidate, or coerce any employee by reason of such employee’s valid claim for compensation or attempt to claim compensation under the Workers’ Compensation Law.
Case law has broken this cause of action down into the following elements:
- The employee engaged in a statutorily protected activity;
- An adverse employment action occurred; and
- The adverse action was causally related to the employee’s protected activity.