Can I get fired while on leave? Posted on April 03, 2011

I am a server in a restaurant. I broke my ankle and called them the next day to tell them I couldn't work for 6 to 8 weeks. It is kind of impossible to serve tables on crutches. I called them 4 times to keep them updated. I called yesterday to tell them I am getting a walking cast and I can then continue working. This time they told me I am terminated because I didn't bring in the doctor papers the 1st week. I talked to 2 managers and explained that I am on crutches and I can't drive. Can the fire me for that?

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