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  • Can you be treminated while on Workman's Comp??

    Regards California Workman's Comp: I had broken my radius bone and tore ligaments in my left arm in Dec. '04. I am still under a Workman's Comp Doctor Supervision. During rehab, I have gone from totally disabled to available light-modified work duty. I visited my employer and communicated to the owner my status. My owner told me they didn't have any modified work for me and told me not to come back until I was 100 % healthy. Recently, friends and relatives have told me when they called my employer looking to speak to me, the owner told them I was no longer working for the company. Is this legal?? What are my options?? I called my Worman's Comp Agent and told her what I was told. They explained to me through recent conversation with my employer nothing was mentioned I was terminated. Again, I'm confused and could use guidance!! Thankyou

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    Termination while On Workers Compensation

    It is not illegal to terminate an employee while he/she is on leave due to a workers compensation covered injury or illness as long as the employee is not being treated differently than other employees on leave for similar amounts of time and the reason for the termination is not because of the accident, injury or illness.
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