Can my employer call and verify a docotors note? Is it legal for them to do that? I just need a clear yes or no answer.

Asked over 3 years ago - Sacramento, CA

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.

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  1. Michael Robert Kirschbaum

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . 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.

    They say you get what you pay for, and this response is free, so take it for what it is worth. This is my opinion... more
  2. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Attorney Kirschbaum is exactly correct.

    If this information has been helpful, please indicate by clicking the up icon. Legal Disclaimer: Mr.... more

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