Looking for advice! Here is the very short version: I got hired by a private hospital (non-union) in July. Three months into my orientation (new RN residency is a year long at this place), I broke my finger. They will not let me come to work until I get a clearance from occupational health NP as there is no "light duty." Now my nurse manager and orientation staff will not get in touch with me, answer any questions/emails, tell me where to send leave of absence paperwork. HR can only tell me that my department head (absentee nurse manager) needs to sign the paperwork as this falls under nursing jurisdiction.
They told me at the beginning not to worry about my job but their behavior is absolutely leading me to worry about my job. Can they even fire someone for breaking their finger? The injury wasn't work related and the MD says I can most likely go back to work at the beginning of November.