09-17-2009, 06:52 AM
My fiance is in the process of recovering from a back injury received at work. Two weeks ago he made an appointment with a physician regarding this injury. When he made the appointment, he told the manager on duty when it was and that he would need to be off that day. He reminded them a week later. He called in the night before and reminded the manager on duty that he would be gone the next day for his doctor appointment. When he went back to work the day after the doctor visit, he was written up because he didn't tell the general, overall manager he was going to be gone. He's never had to tell him before...this manager is fighting him every step of the way. They said he should have come in at 4 a.m. and done a partial shift until 8 a.m. and then gone to his appointment. With his back injury he can barely do the work as it is...he is maintenance. Is the manager right? Can they write him up for this? Can anyone point me in the direction to look for this in worker's comp laws? Thank you.