My daughter is sick and my employer is asking for a doctor’s note if I call off the for one day do I need to provide a doctor’s note by law or how many days do I need to provide a doctor’s note, can I get fired if I don’t take a doctor’s note for missing

I told my employer my daughter was sick
that I might call off tomorrow she told
me to bring in a doctor’s note by law
do I need to bring in a doctor’s note
and if I don’t take the doctor’s note
can I get fired

Asked on August 29, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless you have PTO (i.e. sick or vacation time) that you can use, then yes you can be fired for note bringing in a note. The fact is that most employment relationships are "at will" which means that a company can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). This means that a worker can be fired for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless you have PTO (i.e. sick or vacation time) that you can use, then yes you can be fired for note bringing in a note. The fact is that most employment relationships are "at will" which means that a company can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). This means that a worker can be fired for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice.


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