What to do if I got hurt on the job and had to have a total knee replacement?

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What to do if I got hurt on the job and had to have a total knee replacement?

I was out for a total of 6 months. During my time out my supervisor called me and there were some words exchanged between the 2 of us that weren’t very pleasing. Once I returned to work which was just today he gave me a letter stating that I am suspended for 30 days for being insubornate to him during that telephone conversation. Is it legal for him to get away with this being that I was out on workmens comp during this time and not at work

Asked on January 9, 2013 under Employment Labor Law, New Jersey

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Given what you have written, it appears that there may be some discrimination as to you by your supervisor due to you being out on a worker's compensation claim. You need to document what happened with human resources and/or the local department of labor.

You also need to bring the situation to the person in charge of your supervisor to get the matter resolved and documented. The problem needs to be nipped in the bud from what you have written.


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