New York, NY asked in Employment Law for New York

Q: Can a sick note that my doctor wrote on his prescription pad with all his information on it be rejected by my employer?

I recently got over a relatively bad case of covid and provided my employer with a doctors note. My doctor wrote it out on his prescription pad and gave it to me to submit. I was told today that “payroll” won’t accept a doctors note written on a prescription pad, meanwhile his prescription pad has all his information included on it. Is this permissible?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Lisa I. Fried-Grodin
Lisa I. Fried-Grodin
  • Morristown, NJ
  • Licensed in New York

A: If the note wasn't signed, that could be why the employer is questioning it. If that is not the case or your employer takes some adverse action due to you being out sick with Covid, you should talk with an employment lawyer.

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