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
- Good-Faith Discrimination Complaints Under the LAD
- Discipline for problems discovered during FMLA
- Guard what's said during in-House investigation—It's not absolutely privileged
- Whaddya bet a lawyer didn't write these work rules?
- Remind supervisors: Neglecting job descriptions, appraisals lead to trouble