Unfortunately, due to 2 back surgeries, 3 pins implanted in my SI Joint, 10+Surgical injections, Prostrate Cancer and the resulting Radical Prostrate-ectomy, I have been on medical leave for the entire Short Term leave and 20 months on the long-term leave.
On top of that, I am approaching 64 year of age.
Doctors have decided that can't fix the problem and further surgery has a 60% chance of making the situation worse. They are trying to minimize my pain through medication, while reducing my need for 10+ Percocets/day and other controlled substances.
I am still listed as an employee with Oracle and very much want to return to work, if at all possible.
Will my company have any obligation to bring me back, even if in another position? Am I protected under the rules of Long-term Disability or because of my age,
To my knowledge, No One in my group has been Laid-off during the entire time I have been gone.
If I have No protection, will they be required to give me the standard severance package, which has been 3 months plus 1 weeks for every year of service?
I appreciate your thoughts.