I live in Indiana. My husband is a maintenance tech at a nursing facility. Last Wednesday he slipped and fell at work while spreading salt on the snow and ice in their parking lot, and his back is in severe pain. Since the doc told them he could only work on restricted duty, he was told that day to go home. Today he was told to come to work on restricted duty as dictated by the physician. While he was working, his supervisor told him that he was not allowed to use his sick time or his vacation time for the time he has already had off and has not been paid for. Can they legally do that? Also, since yesterday was Christmas and is a normally paid holiday for him, can they refuse to pay him for the day because he was off for a workman's comp incident?
Any help would be appreciated