Can I be fired with Dr excuse?

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Can I be fired with Dr excuse?

They want me to still work. I
have a broke foot.

Asked on August 26, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Kentucky

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

A doctor's note is not legally binding on an employer. Threrfore, uness you can cover your absence with PTO (or vacation/sick time) or you are eligible for leave under the FMLA, you cn be required to reprot to work. If you don't then you can be terminated, unless doing so would violate the terms of an employment contract or union agreement. Bottom line, a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). 


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