Worker goes off the rails over sick note request

Worker's displeasure at demand for doctor's note leads to threat, dismissal
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 05/27/2015

This edition of You Make the Call features a railway worker who complained about his employer’s insistence he provide a medical note to validate an absence from work.

The 55-year-old worker was a timekeeper for the Canadian National Railway (CNR) in Edmonton. He had 37 years of service with CNR and no active demerits on his record under the collective agreement, since he had no instances of discipline for more than a decade.