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I am on a Personal leave of absense from my job, because of a back injury that occurred at work?

I hurt my back last December on the job. I informed my manager at the time and continued to do my job as we were in the middle of a remodel. Recently my Area Manager threatened to fire me if called in or left early because of my back one more time. I told him that this injury happened at work last December. He suggested that I take a leave to get my life in order. I'm seriously looking into changing careers. I would like to know my rights in this situation.

Asked By: Denise - 6/25/2007
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Unless you filed a Worker's Comp. claim (not just informing your manager...did your manager fill out any paperwork for a work related claim? They should have, but may not have if you did not insist) at the time of the injury and received immediate medical attention afterwards, it will be very difficult to pursue a... More
Answered By: bottleblondemama - 6/25/2007
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In most states your employer is financially responsible for your injuries if they occur on the job. Your employer is not treating you correctly. Look up the laws for your state on the Internet and file a complaint. There is a chance such an injury could be permanent and you REALLY need to make sure your rights are... More
Answered By: Michael da Man - 6/25/2007
 
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