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can my manager force me to use my sick days when injured at work?

I got hurt last week, called in sick on monday and went to the clinic on Wednesday, I got 'safety training' on a computer on thurs and saw the doctor today again. I'm going for therapy on Monday and again on Tuesday. I got a note from their clinic saying that as of now I can't go back to work 'til wednesday next week. Can my boss force me to use up my sick days when I got hurt at work?

Asked By: henry - 7/11/2009
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Did you get hurt on the job? If so, then you are covered under workman's comp. In most cases, that doesn't kick in until you have missed 3 consecutive days of work. If you burn up sick days, you will get paid for the days you miss, but you won't be able to start a comp claim until you have 3 unpaid days. It sounds... More
Answered By: woodtick314 - 7/11/2009
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I would go to human resources or the union if you have one~but it seems like you have a case
Answered By: Guru - 7/11/2009
 
Is this a state job? Do you have a union? If so, start there... More
Answered By: Ms. Hill - 7/11/2009
 
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