Accommodating disability related absences

Can an employer still request a doctor’s note for each absence in light of the Keays decision?
By Brian Johnston
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Question:

In light of the decision involving Kevin Keays and Honda, is it still permissible to request a doctor’s note from an employee for every absence for workers who have missed an above average number of sick days? We’ve had a policy in place where if a worker is absent more than 15 days in a year, then he/she is required to get a doctor’s note for every absence until further notice. Is this okay?

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