Hello, I was in a pretty bad car accident in mid May, sustained a back injury. I have been out on medical leave since then. All of my necessary documentation has been sent to H.R., and I have been updating them very often on my status, including contacting my manager and doing the same. A very good friend and colleague who works in my unit had been told by another nurse in our unit that since i am out on leave and they are short staffed, the manager has asked the nurses to write down names of other RN's in our hospital who may want to switch to our department to "replace" me. Mind you, we are ALWAYS short staffed...I work in an extremely busy ER and we routinely have 4 RN's on at night, which is ludicrous and unsafe...but that's another story. So...my being out on leave may be inconvenient, however it is not the cause of the short-staffed-ness, thus, replacing me is not the solution, right? Unless...the manager is ****** that I am out on leave which is a very real possibility...although it is wrong on so many levels.Question...what do I do? I am not back to work per doctors orders...I am undergoing physical therapy and slowly getting back to myself. My friend was told by the other nurse NOT to say anything to me...(obviously), and I don't want to throw her under the bus. I am supposedly being "replaced" , not fired...as I think they may just transfer me to another unit...but this isn't legal, right? I am flabbergasted.Thanks for the advice.