Injury off the job and wanting to go back to work

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    Injury off the job and wanting to go back to work

    I was injured outside of work and have a torn ACL, I am still waiting to see if I need surgery. I work for a county road commission and they will not let me come back to work until I have a doctors note saying that I have no restrictions. I drive a truck with a clutch and pushing in the clutch is the only task I cannot currently perform. The county has automatic trucks, as well as, various other jobs I can do. Can they prevent me from returning to work until the doctor states I have no restrictions? If I have surgery and have to be off of work for more than 12 weeks, can they terminate my employment?


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    I don't see anything wrong with what the company is doing. They don't want you coming back to work prematurely from an injury because then they may have some type of liability if you get injured again. Also most states are "at will" states and can fire you for any non-discriminatory reason. You can read more about it here:
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    I am not a lawyer, this is not legal advice.


 

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