Tag: Fitness for Duty

Question: Is the “fitness for duty” medical certification a generic form or does the employer create it to designate their ability to return to work after a medically related absence? Answer: An employer may seek a fitness-for-duty certification only with regard to the particular health condition that caused the employee’s need for leave. The certification…

Question: When an employee is out for medical purposes or restrictions, can we refuse to allow the employee to return to work until we receive a doctor’s note saying she is able to return? Answer: Yes, as a condition of restoring an employee whose leave was caused by the employee’s own serious health condition that…