Asked in Employment Law for Texas

Q: Husband's work asking for doctor's note to be changed to reflect all dates he was absent. Is this legal?

Basically, husband works for state and has tons of sick time. He used some and brought a doctor's note that said he could return next day. He was still sick and didn't come back til day after. Now they are threatening to write him up if he cannot provide a doctor's note to accommodate ALL of the days he was sick. Is this legal?

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A: Yes, employers are permitted to require documentation supporting the illness or injury if the employee takes time away from work due to an illness or injury.

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