If I were to call in sick and I were to obtain a note from my doctor confirming my illness, could I get in trouble?

Asked on September 11, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, California


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Many more facts are needed here as to this matter such as where you work, what your duties are and the policy of your employer.  I am sure that a doctor's note documenting that you were indeed ill would be helpful but it can not "Stop" your boss from being upset. This info is given under the assumption that you do not have a documented disability under the law. Good luck.

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