The dr has released me to light duty with some restrictions for 2 weeks now and my employer will not let me come back and is not giving me answers....is this legal?
The employer does not have to accept an employee back to work on restrictions. When this occurs, your workers' compensation carrier will provide off work benefits. Contact an attorney for more detailed response.
I agree with Stephen. Also if the reason you cannot work is because of the unrelated restrictions the employer does not have to accept you back until you have a full duty release AND it will surely refuse to pay you income benefits, arguing your restrictions for the noncompensable injury resulted in your disability.
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