Can your place of employment demand a copy of the police report from an accident?

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Can your place of employment demand a copy of the police report from an accident?

I was rear-ended on my way into work today. I called work and told them about the accident and that I might not be in. They then informed me to bring a copy of the police report and er report from my wreck for corporate. Do they have a right to that info if it did not happen on their time? I want doing anything work related just heading into work for the day. It eeems kind of out of the ordinary for them to request it.

Asked on September 21, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Kansas

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, they can request this information the same way that they can request your bringing in a doctor's note for being absent. That is unless you have an employment contract or union agreement to the contrary. The fact is that most work relationships are "at will". This means that a company can set the conditions of work much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination).


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