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

Q: Can I be disciplined for missing work with a doctors note

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: In Tennessee, as in many states, employers generally have the right to discipline employees for missing work, even if they provide a doctor's note. However, the specifics of your situation, the nature of your employment, and your employer's policies will play a significant role in determining the outcome.

If you have a valid medical reason for missing work and provide a doctor's note, your employer might take that into consideration when making disciplinary decisions. Some employers have policies in place that outline how medical absences are handled, including whether or not they are counted as part of their attendance policy or if they are subject to different rules.

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