Sorry for the delay, but this is the first I've seen of your question. It appears that you may have directed it to a contributor who is not permitted to answer questions about California Employment Law.
It's difficult for me to determine why your case is currently off calendar. But, I do understand what your workers comp attorney has done. By, having you respond to the employer's mail and then appear for work, he has set up a contempt action against the employer, which may be used to order fines imposed on a daily basis until you are reinstated to your job.
It's actually a pretty good plan, in my opinion, because it could generate a lot
of money in a hurry. But, you will have to wait to get that money, and that's not something that you can do anything about at this point -- other than to seek other employment. Even if you don't find other employment, by making a good faith effort to find another job, you improve your case, assuming that you are fit for duty in some capacity. Naturally, I wouldn't want you working if you're still injured.
The only thing that I can suggest at this point is to ask your lawyer to tell you when you can get a hearing on the judge's order. It doesn't seem like he/she would be likely to wait very long, but again, I don't know enough about the procedural status of things to be able to be more definitive here.
Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
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