employee declines light duty job offer - can they be terminated

offered employee a light duty position in order to get them back to work - but they declined - do they keep their position until released back to work? Do they continue to receive any money if they decline light duty job offer?

1 answer  |  asked Aug 2, 2011 1:11 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Bruce Elfvin
The real answer depends on the reason the employee is off and may need light duty to return. If the reason is an on the job injury there are big incentives to employers to get the employee back to work in some capacity. If the employee declines the employer does not have to keep the job beyond the 12 weeks allowed under the FMLA, if it applies. I do not know what money the employee will receive and how they will justify not returning.

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posted by Bruce Elfvin  |  Aug 2, 2011 1:16 PM [EST]

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