My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: California.
I am being faced with 'intent to discharge' actions by my employer of 12 years. I was injured at work 1 month ago and had been adhering to light duty protocol as designated by my treating physician. 2 weeks ago I was given the 'Intent' paperwork citing that someone found illegal drug paraphernalia at the work place and after an "investigation" was conducted , my employer came to the conclusion that afore mentioned narcotics belonged to me and sent home on administrative leave. The drugs found are not my property. This does not change my shoulder injury which requires extensive muscle and ligament repair which is now emergent. Although i could fill my own forum with questions alone, time is of the essence and planning to feed my 2 children is of the utmost importance.
SOOO, my first question is as follows ,
'Can my employer discharge me while I'm out on workers' comp and administrative leave?'
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