My workers compensation claim was made in the State of:California
Can I be laid off as a full-time employee while on Workers Comp under one title, and be immediately replaced by a 36 hour part-time employee with a different title performing my same duties. I trained this person and they were performing my duties while I was out. I was supposed to be out 3 to 4 months but I have been healing very slowly and may require another surgery which would have had me out of work over a year. My employer said they were going to lay off several employees due to financial reasons and I was one of them. They have only laid off 4 employees (one was a part-timer on workers comp as well) and hasn't laid off the rest of the personnel that they stated they would be doing. I am still being paid disability checks under workers comp, but now I lose my benefits which in essence is in total $10,000 a year. They decided to change the title of my position and make it a part-time position under a different title that was used about 20 years ago.