Q: CA-released by all doctors to return full duty-Employer stalling-no return to work no release-just in limbo-options?
Worker's Comp Injury 4/2017-surgery 3-1-19, released to full duty by all doctors 7/2019-Employer has not allowed me to return to work. Keeps stalling. It is now almost January 2020-my temporary benefits are about to run out and I really want to return to work-what do I do?
A: You are being jacked around by your employer and you need solid representation by a competent workers compensation attorney. Don’t waste time. Most workers compensation attorneys will give you a free consultation and normally charge about 15% once the case settles.
The Fair Employment and Housing Act provides injured workers returning to work with many protections. It would be wise for you to seek out a specific, confidential consultation with an employment law attorney familiar with FEHA to determine your rights and your options at this point. This is no longer a workers compensation issue. It is a state court FEHA claim.
Good luck to you.
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