Had surgery do i qualify

I just recently had sholder surgury and i was released to light dutie ,but my employer does not have any light dutie work .they said that they would let me draw unemployment .My question is would i qualify for it .My FMLA has ran out and i dont think they are going to bring me back .Doctor is saying 12 more weeks before he will even entertain the notion. Thanks Dave

1 answer  |  asked Dec 31, 2010 09:06 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Bruce Elfvin
You can apply for unemployment but I do not know that you qualify under objective standards. ODJFS will make a decision, if you discuss the light duty return and your employer's refusal to allow you to return on light duty then you may get benefits. I am assuming that the injury is not a work-related injury which would raise other issues.

You may want to consult an employment lawyer near you on the issues. You can select one at www.oelasmart.net/directory

posted by Bruce Elfvin  |  Dec 31, 2010 09:15 AM [EST]

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