Assuming your employment is "At will," which it probably is, you can be fired for any non-discriminatory reason. Failing to follow your doctor’s work restrictions is a good enough reason to terminate you. The best advice I can give you is to eat crow, apologize, promise you will follow company policy and all of your work restrictions, and point out the good things you did for the company while you were there. Hopefully you can keep your job. Good luck.
Yes, for anything EXCEPT observing your light duty restrictions.
If this information has been helpful, please indicate by clicking the up icon. Legal Disclaimer: Mr. Candiano is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Indiana. The response herein is not legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. The response is in the form of legal education and is intended to provide general information about the matter within the question. Links: CJCandiano@CandianoLaw.com http://www.CandianoLaw.com