Sick leave and workers' compensation claims

Handling a sick leave claim when the employee submits a workers' compensation claim

Colin Gibson

Question: One of our employees was injured at work and submitted a workers’ compensation claim. The employee then gave us a medical note and requested paid sick leave. Does an employer have the right to turn down a sick leave claim when an employee has been injured at work? Should the employer accept medical documentation from an employee if workers’compensation is being sought?

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