Can an employer ask you to provide medical documentation to prove your child is having surgery?

Asked on March 6, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, South Carolina

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, if you're looking to take time off for it, to modify your work schedule, or do something else affecting your job or the employer. The employer is not required to take your statement about your child having surgery as given or true without some proof.


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