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Is my company required to hold open an injured worker’s job position?

Additional information: My company has an employee who’s been complaining about some back pain for quite a while now. He’s gone to various doctors and saw a neurologist recently. This doctor sent him for tests and told the employee he’s got a disc problem that is connected to arthritis in his back. Doctors have been treating his condition with physical therapy up until now, but the neurologist doesn’t think this will help. He advised the employee he’s best off getting surgery to fix his back and told him he should not be doing the sort of heavy physical work we do here. I’m wondering what to do. Am I required to hold open his job and, if so, for how long? From the sounds of thing, he may not ever be able to come back to his job.  [Read more…]

Massachusetts Fair Compensation Law