Termination of Employee
We are in Virginia and I know that our state is a right to work state, however I need to know if there would be any legal issues if we terminated an employee who has not been to work since September of 2016 due to an injury. He stated that it happened at work so we sent all of the information to workman's comp and it was denied as a WC claim. He has been under a doctor's care since September of 2016 and we just received a notice that he will be held out of work until the end of February pending surgery. We had to hire another employee to fill the void that was created by this employee being out of work. Would we have just cause to release him from our employ?