If this happens, you should remind your employer that the task at hand violates your work restrictions and find an alternative way to meet the restrictions. Should you decide to refuse to complete the assignment, explain (preferably in writing) that you are refusing because of your work restrictions set by your doctor.
California Labor Code section 132a forbids discriminatory action towards injured workers. Thus, if your employer decides to take unreasonable action against you, or threatens you, you may consider seeking formal legal protection from an attorney. However, if your employer is unable to provide any work that does meet your restrictions, the claims administrator must typically pay temporary total disability benefits.
Please remember that the benefits and restrictions relating to work injury may vary from case to case. Please seek official legal advice if you are injured. For more information, please visit www.dir.ca.gov.
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