I am a local shop steward and am trying to obtain information specifically to this question as to how far an employer can go to harrass am employee. Doctors note was submitted, a call was made to verify it and then the employee was still docked and not allowed to use sick time.
Employment / Labor Attorney
Yes, an employer can call a doctor to verify that he or she wrote the note. But the employer may not ask for, nor shall a doctor provide any medical information about the employee without the employee's authorization.
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Workers' Compensation Lawyer
Attorney Kirschbaum is exactly correct.
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