I fractured my wrist about 6 weeks ago off-job and have a few more weeks of therapy to go. Someone mentioned that UPS requires you to take a company sanctioned "agilty test" before returning to work. Is this true? or does the doc just have to release you.
Bad idea all medical history must be truthfully divulged, failure to do so can result in termination. Just read the fine print where you sign your name on the physical form. If it takes you longer to qualify so be it at least you will still have a job. The DOT is not going to retest the strength or stability of your wrist. The Dr. may ask you about it and all you have to do is tell him it's fine.
yes UPS can send you to a "ability test" but, where I'm from it's called "work hardening" UPS has to pay for this test but, you have to pass to be able to return to your regular job. After the birth of my first child I was forced into taking this test. Yes I did seek a lawyer because I was being singled out. But, around here all lawyers are too afraid to step up to the plate and stop UPS. Hey the way I look at it I had another day off with my child and got paid 8 hours for it. Thanks UPS
It's amazing how different the company is around the U.S., never uniform on anything. I tore my rotator cuff and was off for almost a year, the only thing I had to do was go see a company doctor (JOKE) and he gave me a quick 2 minute go over (lift arm, touch nose, etc), then signed off on a paper that listed about 30 different things I must be able to do to perform the job. I think they were all to happy to get me back on the front lines for peak.