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I know they are going to terminate employment at the end of the workers comp time. I was told that I can't do the job due to a lifting weight limitation of 51 lbs., and that I can't put both arms above my head from any starting position. I have never needed to lift that amount of weight, or to put both arms above my head during the 13 years at this company.
I need a little clarification. When you say I would qualify for the benefit do you mean the health benefits ? Also I haven't been let go as of yet, I will be on comp thru September 2014. If I apply for unemployment while still on comp can they take my health benefits away ?
So I would have to get Cobra insurance ?, which is more costly than what I have now. Is it legal for them to do that ?