Does anyone know if you are still allowed to bid while out on disability?
Absolutely! Just make sure you either call or show up in the allotted time
I did that once. Had Cervical Fushion (disc taken outta my neck and vertebrae fused with piece o bone outta my hip). Was off for 3 months. Bid time (feeders) was smack in the middle. THEY (believe it or not) called me up to ask what I wanted to bid on.
What about vacations? Does anyone know about vacation selection when you are off on a on the job disability? Is it mgt.'s responsibility to contact me and tell me it's my turn to pick?
As far as bidding goes,in our building(North Ohio) if a bid goes up while you are out and nobody from mgt. contacts you to ask if you'd like to bid it and it gets awarded to a less senior driver than you, when you return you can "bump" him and take it. Provided of course that mgt. failed to contact you to make you aware of the bid in the first place. makes for some hard feelings and some chaos especially when there is a domino effect rippling through 4 different centers because guys bid and then moved centers to a new bid,ect.ect.
However fair is fair and the disabled employee has rights too. He should be made aware of the bid. If he was and didn't act on it, well then he is out. No recourse.