California Employment Law
California Employment Law Questions Answered by Legal Experts
no only thing I was told is that I could not return without a medical release in my hand. That was in July.
Hello Carol,Unfortunately, there's no legal way to get your employer to respond to you directly. However, if you haven't been able to receive a response to your letter and email,Ii would suggest that you call them to receive confirmation as to whether your job is open or not.Also, unfortunately, as an at-will employee out on disability (and not also on FMLA leave) your employer can terminate you at any time for any reason with or without any prior notice.I would definitely think that in your case, unfortunately, no news is probably bad news, and due to their lack of legal obligation to do so, it's unlikely that they've held your job open for you to return to work.However, as I mentioned above, I would definitely call or even make a personal visit to verify that you have actually been terminated.
I already know they won't answer my calls. I am honestly scared of the owner and don't feel at all comfortable going in. I'm in a hard spot and I really don't know what to do. I have personal items there that I want back but knowing the owners personality I'm not sure my things haven't been thrown out. Can I do a certified letter asking for a response and have it state if I don't hear back by a certain date I will interpet their silence as my termination with a date for pick up of my things?
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