if yes to the question above, why are they required to know?
Employment / Labor Attorney
For two days off, under most but not all circumstances, employers are entitled to know but do not have to know. If the leave is part of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), then the employer may not ask for the diagnosis. The medical documentation supporting FMLA need only state "a serious medical condition." If the medical leave is part of a reasonable accommodation for a disability per the ADA or Fair Employment and Housing Act, then the employer may know the diagnosis.
Yes, I know this seems like a patchwork quilt. Very few attorneys will say the law is completely rational.
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