Being sick under doctor care,

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Being sick under doctor care,

I would like to know if I am sick and under md care for 2 weeks and my boss, the
receptionist knew about my illness. Is there a law saying that I have to answer
my telephone and keep in touch with my employeer regarding my illness. If someone
from my employment have already check with my md to see when will I return to
work. When I am cleared to return to work from being ill I am suspended for 3
days after returning

Asked on April 19, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

There is no  law, but your employer is free to require this: employers may set the terms and conditions on the use of sick days (or of otherwise being out for illness) and can require employees to do things to verify that they are actually ill (e.g. doctor's notes; answer their telephone, to show they are not vacationing, etc.); employers may also generally require employees to stay in at least some contact while out for any reason (e.g. to answer quick questions about the jobs or projects). So while there is no law requiring this, your employer could legally choose to require it.


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