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Doctor's note even though I wasn't sick?

Discussion in 'Employment, Labor, Work Issues' started by Andrew331, Nov 7, 2019 at 8:18 PM.

  1. Andrew331

    Andrew331 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I slept through my shift at work. My boss said that I need a doctor's note to come back to work even though I told him I wasn't sick. He is now telling me that if I don't provide a doctor's note I will lose my job.
     
  2. cbg

    cbg Super Moderator

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    Then I guess you'd better be brushing up your resume because the boss is not doing anything unlawful.
     
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  3. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    He wants to make sure you have nothing medically wrong with you that caused you to fall asleep on the job. You could be injured when that happens.

    Go to your doctor and get checked out if you want to keep your job. Get a note, even if it says there is nothing wrong with you.
     
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    justblue Well-Known Member

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    I *think* OP slept at home, in his bed/couch, not at his job...at least that is the way I read his opening post.
     
  5. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Could go either way. Maybe he's a night security guard. ;)
     
  6. mightymoose

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    Same answer either way. Get a doctor note that you are ok to work, or excusing you for illness, or else find a new job.
    This is more of a company policy issue than a legal issue.
     
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    Oh my, asleep on the job, huh?

    You must have been feeling unwell.

    I suggest you get that note from a physician, unless you BELIEVE you can pass a drug test.
     
  8. Andrew331

    Andrew331 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    The sleeping was in regards to falling asleep at home right before I was supposed to leave for my shift.

    Thank you everyone for your input, it's much appreciated!
     

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