This situation is utterly ridiculous! I injured my knee at work on 4th of July and was put on a knee immobilizer and restricted duty after having X-rays and an MRI. The concensus was a torn medial meniscus that would require surgery. I had an appointment with an orthopedist scheduled On July 30. That appointment resulted in being processed for surgery and taken out of work. However, on July 27 I was fired at the end of the day.
My case worker explained the medical end is the responsibility of the insurance carrier whether I am fired or not. As for some income to defray my day to day expenses she was uncertain.
I do not think I can apply for unemployment as I can't work until after recoverying from the outpatient surgery. Does anyone know whether or not the insurance carrier is able to pay me anything?
Also, is it legal in Georgia to fire someone who is going through a medical issue sustained at work ?
Thanks in advance.
In the middle of nowhere, Georgia