You may want to look past the employer's superficial assertions regarding the doctor's notes being too vague and see through to the law that governs here assuming that you are in an employment at will situation.
An employer can fire employees at any time for any reason, as long as discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, gender, and disability isn't a factor in the firing. This means that employers can fire employees with or without legitimate doctors' notes. This can happen, for example, if there are too many absences from work.
The exceptions to this rule are that employers cannot fire employees just because they filed workers' compensation claims. Also, if the injury or medical condition is legally documented to be a disability, the employer must make reasonable accommodations to help the worker to perform his or her job as per the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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