My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: NV
A few weeks ago I fell at work due to a drain in the floor not being flush with the tile. As the weeks have gone by, my back has only gotten worse, and my doctor keeps putting more limits on what I am able to do at work. Right now I am unable to bend, push, pull, squat, and am only able to lift 10 lbs. The new restriction that I am getting a LOT of flack for is that I have to take a 10-15 minute break every hour. I wait tables and taking a break every hour should just entail someone watching my tables for me for 10 minutes. Instead, my manager forces me to transfer my tables to another server and clock out for 15 minutes. If one of my tables leaves in that 15 minutes the other server gets the tip. My restaurant doesn't make much money during the day to begin with and this is costing me dearly. They said they wanted to go by exactly what my doctor told me and that is fine, but they were still making me do side work, which meant a lot of bending, squatting and twisting.
I just want to know what my rights are. I feel like I should be on temporary disability since I am not able to perform the functions of my job, and it seems that they are kind of bending the rules. Does anyone think I would be able to sue on the basis of descrimination of a disabled person since they would never do this to anyone else?