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What are my rights as a employee on light duty with a workers comp claim, can my employer fire me or let me go?

Portland, OR |

I reinjury my shoulder on the job, with my recent employer the claim was denied. I am appealing it. I went back to work light duty and 4 weeks later they laid me off. I recieved a call for a meeting that is happening this week. I heard from one of the supervisors that they are letting me go. Just want to know what my right nos are

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I think you are mixing worker compensation rights and employment rights. Each has distinct rules and present different approaches for your situation. Contact a local lawyer to advise you because the details (information you did not post online) will be helpful to him / her if formulating a plan for you.

This Avvo site has several OR worker compensation attorneys listed as a place for you to start. Good luck to you.

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