My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: NY
I had a heart attack on 10/12/09, my employer gave me my last check from them on 10/16, that consisted of all my vacation time and what hours i had coming.
My employer then sent me a package that contained the Insurance papers that i had to fill out, which i did. My employer also asked to keep them informed of my recovery, which i did.
I gave them an update on 12/16/09 from my doctor that i was going to be re-evaluated in four weeks (Mid January 2010). I then received a letter from my employer that they wanted back to work on January 4, 2010, with a letter from my doctor that i was able to work with no restrictions. I told my employer that i had an appointment on 01/07/10, and my doctor would release me then.
To make a long story short, i received a certified letter from my employer on 01/05/10, informing me that due to me being out, that the building that i worked at was suffering, i was being replaced and that i was to consider this letter my termination of employment.
I don't know the laws, i don't know what to do. I thought that employers had to give you at least 12 weeks to recover from injury. To make matters worst, my employer sent the last update from my doctor (12/16/09) to NYS DOL and now my UI is being contested by my employer.