We have 89 days to get back to work after an illness/injury, or we are "displaced". The code word for "displaced" is eliminate. How long do UPS drivers have under their contract to rehab and get back to work? I've heard their position can be held up to 4 years, but I do not have confirmation on that. What protections do you have as a FedEx employee against the combined forces of the formidable Legal and HR departments? None, unless you can afford to lawyer-up and wait them out. Ask yourself what you would do if you get injured, and what you could do on day 89. Do you have thousands of dollars to retain a lawyer and many thousands more to keep them on retainer? If you're very lucky, one might take your case on a contingency basis, but that probably isn't the best person for the job. Even if they are really good, they're up against a team of hundreds.