Yesterday I had an accident in the kitchen at home, causing me to lose the very tip of my finger. The doctor gave me a note saying I can return to work after 2 days and 10 days no heavy lifitng.
My employer told me that I am not allowed to return to work until my doctor gives me a note saying I've reached "maximum medical healing". Obtaining this note would cause me to miss significant time.
My question is, is this practice legal? Doesn't this violate my right to work? I'm not sure if it makes a difference but I work in New Hampshire.