If I’m currently receiving short term disability from work for a broken finger and will be off for 4 more weeks but give them a 2 week notice to quit 2 weeks before returning, can they stop my disability?

Or take any other legal action against me? The reason for leaving them is I found a different job and they want me to start at end of my disability and I’d rather not return to where I’m at now.

Asked on August 23, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

They can stop your disability only by terminating you--which they are entitled to do, once you give them notice 2 week notice is a tradition, not a law, and the employer could treat your notice as effective immediately upon receiving it. If they terminate your employment early, then your short-term disability terminates with it.


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