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Q: Do I need a Dr excuse to call in sick to work? Is there a maximum of days I can be absent before I need an excuse?
Nick Passe
Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

If you are an at will employee, you could be fired if your employer doubts you were really sick. As a practical matter, a doctor's note is reasonably good evidence that you were actually sick. Some employers are explicit about wanting to see doctors' notes. If you have a disability or a medical... Read more »

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Q: Fired from my job because I got hurt and currently receiving Social Security can I get unemployment benefits in WI.

Permanant restrictions can only do seditary work but still able to work full time. Can I receive wisconsin unemployment benefits because I got hurt on the job and collecting unemployment? My job couldn't accomidate my seditary recommendations from my doctor so he fired me. I have been able to work... Read more »

Nick Passe
Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

You should be able to receive unemployment benefits unless you were let go because of fairly serious misconduct. I do not know if receipt of unemployment benefits would lead to a partial or dollar-for-dollar reduction in your eligibility for disability benefits.

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