Noble, OK asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Oklahoma

Q: If you were to break your hand outside of work, and dr said one hand work and employer ask you to do work you feel ..

If you were to break your hand outside of work, and dr said one hand work only and employer ask you to do work you feel might harm your other hand or work that would require both hands could you get fired for saying no to work (not all work just harmful work) you feel would cause more harm or not allowing it to rest bc of continuous use of hand because your employer said to do it . Also what are your rights for that? Also what about collecting unemployment (if fires or quit bc of the harm being done) (At will state) thank you for tour time and consideration

1 Lawyer Answer
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA

A: You might want to check to see if OK offers State Disability and make a disability claim. You may also be entitled to protection as a disabled person under the ADA which would prevent the employer from firing you, which you say they did. Definitely contact an employment law attorney in your area before filing for disability or Unemployment, or to make a claim for wrongful termination.

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