It is not unusual for employers to offer light duty to get someone back to work but usually those restrictions are communicated to the patient. If you have time tomorrow you could call the drs office to see what they are so that you have a fill understanding of what you are supposed to be able to do
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Yes. You need to get your work status clarified ASAP by the Doctor's office. Preferably in writing.
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You need to discuss this issue with an attorney. If you feel you are unable to work due to your restrictions, you should certainly obtain a note from your doctor as to your limitations and give this to your lawyer. Another note, have you applied for SSDI benefits?