Dallas, TX asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Louisiana

Q: Can my employer make me work when I have a doctors note stating off work/no work duty until seen by orthopedic?

This is a workers comp case in Louisiana and I don’t know what to do. I feel I should not work because the doctor orders state no work. I let the owner know and she told me I had to cover my shift tonight because she didn’t have anyone else too. I feel like she is trying to make me feel intimidated and fear my job is in jeopardy.

1 Lawyer Answer

Douglas Lee Bryan

Answered
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Marksville, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: If you were injured at work and your treating physician takes you off of work due to the injury, your boss cannot force you to work and cannot fire you due to your refusal.

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