First Reference company logo

First Reference Talks

News and Discussions on Payroll, HR & Employment Law

decorative image

medical documentation

Medical documentation request after employee illness

Is an employer’s request for medical documentation after an employee’s illness in keeping with the Human Rights Code (“Code”)? The following case examines whether or not it is a breach of the Code for an employer to request medical documentation as a condition of returning an employee to work.

 

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

What employers need to know about opinions from non-doctor health and medical professionals

The recent admission of a large number of new health professions to those recognized in the Ontario Regulated Health Professions Act, which governs who can provide medical services in Ontario, raises fresh questions for employers as to what they should do with medical documentation from health care or medical practitioners who are not traditional doctors. Must they be given the same weight as doctor’s notes or letters? Do they need to be given any consideration at all?

 

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

From the desk of the HR Manager: Regular attendance

Regular attendance is key to maintaining a successful, productive organization. A full-time job cannot be performed by a part-time employee. An employee should be expected to come to work ready to perform the requirements of their job every day; excessive tardiness and absenteeism cannot be tolerated. Managing employee attendance is critical in maintaining an efficient and effective workforce, and creates a number of challenges for organizations.

 

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

What do you do when your employees won’t come to work?

In recent years, employers seem to be struggling with “missing employees” that provide vague doctors’ notes and then disappear, assuming their job is safe. What can employers do? Do you have the right to ask for medical information? Can they dismiss the employee if they don’t provide proper justification for their absence?

 

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,