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My employer says I need a doctors note when calling in just one day. Is that something they can do for being sick one day?

1 Answers. Asked on Feb 27th, 2017 on Labor and Employment - North Carolina
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I was suspended 1 week for not having a doctors note when I called in sick 1 day. Can they do that for just 1 day?
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Answered on Feb 28th, 2017 at 6:52 AM

Yes and in fact they can fire you for not having a doctor's note.

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