is there any case law regarding medical notes, specifically what content can an employer ask for in medical notes – NOT DIAGNOSIS – can we take a stand in our policy no generally not accepting virtual medical notes
An employer is not entitled to know an employee’s diagnosis, they can ask about: the expected length of their illness or disability.
Some employers may be hesitant to accept virtual medical notes or notes from telemedicine providers. However, it’s essential to consider the evolving nature of healthcare, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many healthcare providers have adapted to providing virtual care, and virtual medical notes may be just as valid as traditional ones. Discriminating against virtual medical notes may be problematic if they are legally valid and meet the necessary requirements.