Requiring a doctor’s note if employee is within sick day limit

What's required if employer has specified number of sick days to use?
By Brian Kenny
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 05/27/2015

Question: If employees are given a specific amount of sick days to use each year, can the employer request a doctor’s note when the employee is still within her allotment of sick days?

Answer: When an employee takes sick leave, an employer is entitled to request that an employee provide a doctor’s note regardless of whether or not the employee is within her allotment of sick days. An employer is entitled to do so even in the absence of any specific management rule or clause in the collective agreement or employment contract.