Arizona is an "at will" state which means you can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all without warning. Your factual scenario doesn't seem to meet any of the criteria in the statute for wrongful termination. Thus, you probably have no cause of action here. Sorry.
Arizona is an "at will" state, which means you can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all. However, one exception to that rule is a contract. If you have a written contract with them that expressly states you are to be employed from one date to another, you may have a wrongful termination case under ARS 23-1501. Please feel free to contact my office to set up a consultation. Thanks.
Matt Fendon, Esq. 602-256-2000
In Arizona, if you are on light duty and there is a job available to you within your restrictions, the insurance carrier can refuse to pay you the equivalent of what you can earn in that position. Regarding settling the case before you reach your maximum medical improvement, most insurance carriers in Arizona are not open to doing this. There usually needs to be at least one doctor rendering the opinion that you are medically stationary. Again, I am licensed in Arizona, so that's how it works...