What can you do if your employer is violating your medical work restrictions?

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.

*The materials provided on this website are for informational purposes only. The materials are not for the purpose of providing legal advice. Please contact your legal counsel to obtain official advice regarding legal matters.

About Desiree Mohazab

Desiree Mohazab, founder of Doc411 (formerly known as California MPN Providers, Inc.) has been in the industry for 22 years. Desiree has a diverse background of experience and has worked with hundreds of doctors and lawyers throughout her career. In 1996, Desiree founded Doc411 from her home - during this time she spent many years going to court hearings and negotiating with attorneys to settle cases, all while managing billing collections. As an entrepreneur with the passion to transform the workers’ compensation and personal injury processes for everyone, she built a network of medical providers for attorneys and their clients. Over its 22 years in business, Doc411 has continued to grow, expanding its services to marketing for all medical providers, pharmacy, and laboratory services. Inspired by her father, a general surgeon and founder of Soraya Hospital in Shiraz, Iran who exhibited great compassion and dedication towards patients, Desiree continues to develop services that provide a better patient and professional experience.