Can my employer terminate my medical coverage and then fire me, if I have been out on a short term disiability?

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Can my employer terminate my medical coverage and then fire me, if I have been out on a short term disiability?

Asked on December 1, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Hawaii

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Your employer can fire you if you have been out on short term disability assuming the termination is not based upon a discriminatory purpose, but he or she cannot legally terminate your insurance coverage without first giving you notice of your rights to continue coverage under the COBRA program at your own cost.


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