I hurt my back at work. I told my boss about it and he told me to go to the doctor. The doctor said I needed to take off work for at least one week. When I told my boss that he got angry and fired me. What are my rights?
First, you still have a right to worker’s compensation benefits (assuming your employer has five or more employees and thus is covered by the worker’s compensation program.)
Second, you may have a claim for retaliatory discharge. An employer cannot fire you for seeking or obtaining the benefits you are entitled to receive under the worker’s compensation law.
You should talk to a lawyer about this issue. Most lawyers will have an initial consultation with you at no charge.