Can my job refuse to give me light duty even though my doctor has gave them a note?

Asked in Bristol, PA , on Aug 3, 2021

I injured my shoulder outside of work and fractured my shoulder and can not preform my normal work duties and requested light duty and I have a doctor’s note stating I must be on light duty until further notice can my employer refused or ignore medical recommendation

Answered on Aug 5, 2021

It is not clear if you are asking about a workers compensation injury, given the title you listed under. Either way, you may want to consider requesting FMLA leave. You do not mention anything about the size of your company, which may be relevant. Also, if you worked and got worse or end up working and getting worse, even a non work condition, if worsened could be compensated under WC. Good luck.