Doctors Note

One employee in Canada was told he needed to provide a doctor’s after calling in sick with a cold. 

This means that he had to go to the doctor and wait around to get seen so that the doctor could write said note. The doctor clearly wan’t impressed with the employer and he made his feelings pretty clear in the note.




“[The employee] has had, by their own report, a cold today and sensibly stayed home from work rather than spreading this to his colleagues/customers.

“I have no test for the common cold and therefore believe him, however you feel his time and mine should be wasted by making him sit in the walk in clinic for hours and me spending time writing a sick note that I could be spending on people who genuinely need my attention.

“Please reconsider your policy on this – there are surely better ways of wasting your tax dollars.”

Tell us your thoughts, should he have had to provide a doctor’s note?

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