Dandridge, TN asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Tennessee

Q: Can my employer refuse to allow my return to work until he sees my medical test results (i.e. flu test, strep test, etc)

I was sick and out of work for two weeks. I have a doctor’s note, which says I was seen and I needed to be out of work from such and such dates. It says that I will be able to return to work on the 9th. My boss/HR is refusing to accept my note because they want proof of what tests were preformed on me and what the results were, but to my knowledge, this has never been required before. In the past, a doctors excuse stating I was seen has been good enough. They have made comments about the validity of my situation, and they have completely removed me from the work schedule for the foreseeable future.

1 Lawyer Answer
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Yes. Unless you have a contract, Tennessee is an employment at will State.

Paul E. Tennison agrees with this answer

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