My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Texas
I work for a fortune 100 company. Recently, I had an out-of-work accident and had to take FMLA to get treatment. I was out of work for 3 months with damages to my head, neck, and back. My company has short term disability benefits and I received full pay for a few weeks and then half pay the remaining time I was out.
My problem is that while on STD, my boss still asked me to work, handle emails, phone calls, write reports, etc. I was in a lot of pain but did it because she pressured me into it. I probably only worked a total of about 3 weeks out of those 3 months that I was out. She called and told me not to tell HR that I'm working but I have emails from her asking me to perform certain tasks.
My question is, is my boss in violation by pressuring me into working while I was on STD. Do I have a case against my company? I'm afraid going to HR is not going to fix this. Should I hire representation.