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Asked on: 9/06/00, 10:23 pm


I was hurt at work and notified my supervisor of the accident.A few days later I went to the doctor and was put on light duty.My employers told me I would just have to go on short-term disability.They said that they did not believe I had the accident at work.But at the same time their were many others at work walking around on crutches and one with a cast on his arm.All were hurt off duty at home.But yet they were allowed to stay at work.Two months after I was on short term,my employer notified me to tell me that I was terminated. The reason was that I went (2) two days without contacting my employer.My question is as follows: Can you be fired while on short-term disability while under doctors care and orders from the doctor stating that you are temporaly disabled and are not able to work?

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