Can my employer call my doctor? I was sick for a few days and produced a doctors note. My primary care was out of the office so another doctor in the office wrote the note now my boss is saying that I violated policy because I'm not a patient of the doctor that wrote the note. He states he called the doctors office and they said that I wasn't seen by my doctor and that I wasn't a patient of the doctor that wrote the note. How cannot be legal either for the workplace to be calling my doctor or for either Dr. to disclose any information about me
Unless you authorized the medical provider to provide the information to your employer, the doctor cannot release any information about your care, even the fact that you sought care. It sounds to me like the employer could be bluffing.
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It sounds like you have a couple of issues. Generally, you have to sign an authorization for the release of medical records. However, I see the words "produced a doctors note" and "another doctor wrote the note". If you, in fact, did not go see the doctor, and the employer knows that fact, he may be trying to get you to confess you lied.
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Under the new sick leave law your employer cannot seek additional verification that you properly used your sick time unless you used 3 consecutive days or more. See pg 16
And as already noted, your doctors office cannot give out information about you to your employer without your authorization.
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