Tag: Second Opinion

Question: Can an employee request a second opinion for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) certification if the employee disagrees with the one completed by her or his physician? Answer: Yes, the employee has the right to obtain and manage his or her own medical care, including the right to a second opinion. The employer…

Question: Can we request an employee use our pre-determined clinic for a second opinion? Answer: An employer may, at its own expense, require the employee to obtain a second medical certification from a health care provider. The employer is permitted to designate the health care provider to furnish the second opinion, but the selected health…