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I am afraid that legally under LA law, employment is at will, which means the employer can terminate an employee for any reason or no reason at all. Under LA, the Family and Medical Leave Act applies, which grants you 12 weeks of job protection, but after that 12 weeks, if the employee cannot return to work, the employer can terminate the employee and the employee has no legal recourse.
Your only legal recourse if you are still disabled is to seek to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits for your disability and collect your benefits and insurance through SSDI. However, legally your employer could terminate you I am afraid and until you are able to return to work and then you can file for unemployment, filing for SSDI is your only other option.