Canyou get fired while waiting for your disabity appeal?

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Canyou get fired while waiting for your disabity appeal?

My doctor has not released me to go back to work.

Asked on December 26, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

It is always possible that your employer could terminate your employment status with him or her pending the outcome of your disability appeal presumably from a work related injury.

However, under the laws of all states in this country, it would be improper and illegal for your employer to terminate you in such a situation where your injury results from a work related injury. The employer could hire a temporary worker for your position pending your clearance for return to work. Should you be terminated from work pending word on your disability appeal, you should consult with a labor attorney.


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