After turning in a doctor’s excuse, can an employer make you sign a release to get medical records?

Asked on August 26, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Virginia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

A doctor's note has no authority over an employer the doctor is not an executive of the company and cannot tell it what to do or believe. The company is not required to take the doctor's excuse at face value, but may require further documentation or proof of the medical condition or the required accommodation or reason for any missed work.


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