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Upon returning to work from a two year unpaid medical leave,

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Upon returning to work from a two year unpaid medical leave, my employer terminated me..my union got my job back, I work part time,my employer told me I had to come back full duty, although I have a disability.now I must attend orientation classes as if I were a new hire. Can my employer force me to take these full time orientation classes for 2 weeks?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
My name is Lisa.
Expert:  socrateaser replied 2 years ago.
Hello, An employer can require that an employee attend training. However, the employer must pay the employee for their attendance at the same rate of pay applicable to their employment contract (which in your case, would be the union contract). I hope I've answered your question. Please let me know if you require further clarification. And, please provide a positive feedback rating for my answer -- otherwise, I receive nothing for my efforts in your behalf.Thanks again for using justanswer.com!