Can an employer stop me from working because he wants to talk to my doctor?When I have a release.

I Had surgery and a week later when I returned to work with a doctors release.he told me I can not return to Work until he has spoke with my doctor and a week later I received a letter stating that there attorney will be investigating my physical ability to work and and my doctors release.and a week later I get a call from my Supervisor stating that the manager told him he does not have to worry about me coming back to work.And they won't give me a reason why.I know there is something fishy is there any thing I can do?Also can an employer retaliate for a uemployment claim?

1 answer  |  asked Jul 31, 2003 11:34 PM [EST]  |  applies to Illinois

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Carol Oshana

It sounds to me as if your employer may have been retaliating against you for taking time off for your medical care. Depending on the size of your company, your employer may be retaliating against you for taking time off pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act, which is illegal. If you filed a worker's compensation claim, and they refused to take you back despite a release, you may have a retaliation claim. You are right to suspect that there is something "fishy" going on. I suggest you contact an employment attorney in your state to discuss this matter further.

posted by Carol Oshana  |  Aug 5, 2003 10:17 PM [EST]

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