HR Requires Doctor's Note for Sick Leave

New getrekt
Oct 1, 2018 32 Comments

Otherwise time gets deducted from PTO. This is a blockchain company of ~50 employees in the US and probably 10 abroad. Is this policy legal? What action can I and the other employees take if not (besides leaving for better opportunities)?

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  • Amazon umxL37
    > work for a company that attempts to reinvent the linked list

    shouldn't there be some sort of immutable record of every pathogen entering your body anyway? why haven't you disrupted doctor's notes yet?
    Oct 1, 2018 1
    • New getrekt
      OP
      Definitely doesn't seem very decentralized of them.
      Oct 1, 2018
  • Tango Health / Eng WaterColor
    What if the sickness didn't require a doctor's office visit? ๐Ÿค”
    Oct 1, 2018 3
    • New getrekt
      OP
      Like a mental health day
      Oct 1, 2018
    • New / Product Referral_1
      Itโ€™s absurd that theyโ€™re asking for a sick note for a day off but why not take PTO if itโ€™s just a day?
      Oct 1, 2018
    • New getrekt
      OP
      They wouldn't approve on short notice, so if you're sick but don't want to go to the doctor, you're fucked.
      Oct 1, 2018
  • VMware RadomUser
    Of course it is legal. They are paying you ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    Oct 1, 2018 2
  • New / Eng hdgbee7
    Is that thudertoken? Got offer from them 9 months ago but sounded like scam
    Oct 1, 2018 7
    • New getrekt
      OP
      There's one professor who isn't in the picture. Just bc I can't resist: they just hired a head of marketing (who was friends with leadership) with no marketing experience. After she was hired, she changed all her job titles on LinkedIn to include the word "marketing" (verifiable on the way back machine).
      Oct 1, 2018
    • Microsoft Trains
      Which picture?
      Oct 1, 2018
    • New getrekt
      OP
      Isn't involved in the company day-to-day in Sunnyvale I mean.
      Oct 1, 2018
    • Microsoft Trains
      Elaine shi? Pass?
      Oct 1, 2018
    • New getrekt
      OP
      Oh yeah I forgot pass. I've only seen Elaine. She 's stopped by the office like a couple of times in the past few months.
      Oct 1, 2018
  • Airbnb wiPn21
    This is offensive wtf kind of company does this? This is fucking ridiculous legal or not. Imagine being pregnant and getting morning sickness or having your period and needing a doctors note...not ok.
    Oct 1, 2018 3
  • New / Product
    dangnabbit

    New Product

    PRE
    Microsoft
    dangnabbitmore
    Early warning signal to gtfo as quickly as you can.
    Oct 1, 2018 0
  • Target / Eng mXdj77
    I think you can actually just show a receipt for cough medicine, Tylenol, or something similar and then they legally canโ€™t do anything to you.
    Oct 1, 2018 0
  • Airbnb Ghrual
    This is very common in other jobs (not tech or high professional)
    Oct 1, 2018 0
  • Are you 14 and in high school playing hookie? Weird that theyโ€™re asking that!... even if itโ€™s legal itโ€™s still just weird and not very employee friendly
    Oct 1, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng UFIX54
    Lol. What a joke. I never go to the doc unless Im sick for days...
    Oct 2, 2018 0
  • Oracle kxldkdmd
    Don't get sick
    Oct 2, 2018 0
  • New cTqz82
    Just go to any dentist for just a checkup rake a note and pay just the copay and you are set
    Oct 2, 2018 0
  • Illumina / Other
    Duderin0

    Illumina Other

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    Illumina
    Duderin0more
    Canโ€™t you put your Doctor note on the blockchain? I thought thatโ€™s what it was for.
    Oct 1, 2018 0
  • New / Product Referral_1
    Yes absolutely legal. Your doctor will give you a note. Just ask! (IANAL)
    Oct 1, 2018 0
  • New getrekt
    OP
    Forgot to mention the company is based in Sunnyvale.
    Oct 1, 2018 0