Just a quick question for anyone with HR knowledge or similar experience. A friend of mine fell at work, and bumped her head. Employer sent her to their Dr. For an X-ray. No injuries or breaks and she says she's fine. Dr. Placed her on light duty for a week. Dr. Also notified employer of restrictions. The employer does not have any light duty positions avail. I understand that. Her employer instead told her to use up her sick days during that time. Somehow that doesn't sound right. She works for an enormous hospital here in VA. I'm thinking the the manager she talked to doesn't know the HR policy well. But I also know the whole "light duty" area can be tricky. I've read a million horror stories online about people returning from light duty only to be fired. My advice to her was to talk to her other managers or HR to find out if this is how it's really handled. I just don't want her to rock the boat too bad. She really needs this job. Kinda sucks how employers can have you in a headlock.