Post # 1
If an employee leaves work in an ambulance, due to pain and not a work related injury, would you allow them to come back to work the next day? Would you require a doctors note even though it’s less than three days?
Post # 3
We couldn’t require a doctors note. If they felt well enough to return the next day, that would be fine. I would probably also talk to them privately to make sure they felt okay to work.
Post # 4
I would definitely request a doctor’s release if an employee was rushed to the hospital. The employee may want to return to work (for financial reasons) but physically be unable to preform the tasks required; this opens the door for work-related injury and a huge Worker’s Comp claim. As an employer, I would require a doctor’s note clearing that employee for full duties before allowing the employee to return to work in any capacity. Especially given the nature of the pain (sudden onset, significant enough to require immediate medical attention).
Post # 5
@Spinwife- How come you couldn’t require a note? He is saying he feels well enough and even wanted to come back this afternoon.
@MissMauverick- He has plenty of paid time to take and it wasn’t a work related injury. Can I require a note? He said the doctor gave him meds and now he feels better.
The rest of my team is off today and I never had a situation where someone wanted to return immediately since obviously they weren’t feeling good enough just a short while ago.