Pressured To Work While Injured

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about injury and medical leave:

My mother is on medical leave due to a broken wrist. She works in a nursing home putting charts and information into the computer and submitting to state.She is the only one who knows how to do her job, and her employers have been pressuring her to come to work even though she has doctor orders not to. The last time she was off work for health issues they convinced her to work most of the time anyway. Both times she isn’t even supposed to be driving. Are there any laws that prohibit employers from behaving this way? I’m looking for a way to put a stop to this.

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