I live in Washington state. I have had 4 back surgeries since 1999. My latest was on Feb. 4 2008. My previous surgeries I had no problem returning to my normal duties with no restrictions. I still am on L&I and getting my bennifits. I had my post-op appointment today(3/4/08). My doctor wants me to do P.T. witch I have done in the past also. I have been in contact with my employer throughout this injury, so I called my boss to let them know that my Doctor is sending me to P.T. Around 3:30 today my boss called me back to ask me if I will meet with her and the Board Director to discuss the matter on Friday 4-7-08. They have Questions they want to ask me. I asked my boss if I should be concerned, she told me she does not know. I have been there almost 13 years and when the manager the Board Director and an employee meet...it's not good.
So my question is, can they fire me because of my injury even if I complete my P.T. with no limitations? What are my rights as an injured employee?