Q: Can an employer of an hourly employee contact an employees doctor in order to dictate or change a doctors slip?
Hourly employee has an added break for stress management. Leadman and company nurse having a pissung contest about smoking while on said break. Company called Dr to modify Dr note to include break is not meant for smoking. I understand its a minor thing, but what if?
A: The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act restrict an employer's access to employee medical records and information from the employee's treatment providers. As a result, employers are generally limited to seeking clarifications of a doctor's orders. Employers should not be able to intervene in the order, change it or dictate restrictions. In addition, under Ohio common law, an employer that induces a doctor to disclose an employee's medical information may be liable to the employee for invading the employee's privacy.
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