What legal ramifications can be taken against us if we ask a part-time employee not to come back to work after a car accident?

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What legal ramifications can be taken against us if we ask a part-time employee not to come back to work after a car accident?

This employee has been working around 3-4 days a week and knew going into employment with us that it would be part-time and on an as needed basis. She has been working with us for 7 months. This employee got into a car accident and has been out for 2 weeks and has a doctor’s excuse for another week. If we ask this employee not to come back after having an accident, will she be able to take any legal action against us. This particular accident is eerily similar to an accident she had about a year ago at another employer that she was out for 3 weeks and fired shortly after.

Asked on February 14, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

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