It happens more often than you might think. An HR office begins receiving an unusual number of
It all points to what amounts to a scam: Employees have found a sympathetic health care provider to help by providing medical certifications attesting to the need for .
If you spot such a trend, don’t hesitate to insist on second and possibly even third medical opinions. The FMLA allows employers to get such certifications when they have a reasonable belief that the first certification isn’t quite legitimate (see below).
Recent case: Leonard Platt was a crew dispatcher for CSX Transportation. His doctor completed an
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