Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Missouri

Q: Does an employer have the right to deny an employees doctor's note stating he should only work 1 Saturday per month?

If the condition is something categorized by ADA as being a chronic condition. And the overtime hours that he'd be working were never discussed.

1 Lawyer Answer
Robert Grant Pennell
Robert Grant Pennell
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Manchester, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Generally speaking, the terms of employment are between the parties and can be changed at anytime, and a doctor’s note need not be accepted by an employer. The exception is if the employer has enough employees to be covered by the ADA and the situation deals with a reasonable accommodation request. In order to assert such a right, you must formally seek a reasonable accommodation under the ADA. Just submitting a doctor’s note isn’t sufficient. Your doctor will have to complete specific documentation.

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