So Ive been working for this company for a bit over a year. Recently, I fell down some stairs and messed up my back pretty badly. I immediately emailed my supervisor to let him know what had happened and told him I was unsure when I would be back. (3 hr commute plus 9 hrs at a desk was just not going to happen.)
My job does not offer short term disability, and I am a salaried employee.
I was answering all emails from home and had been asking for a laptop to be able to do my full job. It took two weeks for my supervisor to get an answer regarding the laptop stating that my boss will not give me one. But at this point, no one told me that I would not be paid for my previous time answering emails nor did they tell me to stop. I asked if I could be paid for one weeks work instead of two since I was unable to do my entire job, but had still made the effort to do what I could. They are refusing to pay me anything and marking me as out from work-which will take the little bit of sick/vacation time I have for the year from me.
Are they allowed to refuse to pay me even though I have actually worked? Im not sure exactly what my rights are regarding this type of situation.:dubious: