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    Question Can Employers Change an Injured Employee's Work Status

    I'm having an issue with my employer trying to change my work status from full time to PRN.. I got injured back in August 2014 and just had surgery on December 26th on my elbow for my work related injury,. I am starting school January 5th.. I understand that I wouldnt of been able to work full time once i start school but I just wasnt sure if they were allowed to change my employment status while Im still off on work comp? Even if i wasnt going to school I wouldnt be able to return to work for atleast 8-10 weeks after surgery. I thought they couldnt change the status until you are cleared to return to work? Does anyone know? I am a single mom and there is gonna be no way I can live off nothing if they change my status so any help or information would be appreciated! Thank you.

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    Default Re: Help- Can Employers Change Your Work Status

    Kansas is an "At Will Work State" meaning either party may terminate employment for "for good cause, bad cause, or no cause at all"
    There is no job protection because you have a comp claim.
    Unless you have an employment contract, the employer is free to do whatever they want, including firing you.

    The employment-at-will doctrine:
    In the United States, employees without a written employment contract generally can be fired for good cause, bad cause, or no cause at all;
    http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2001/01/art1full.pdf

    Tony
    Moderator Responses are based on my personal bias, experience and research - They do not represent the views of the admin nor may be accepted in the legal community, always consult an attorney.

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