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    Hi, I work in a hospital in PA as a food service helper and I have a question. I have been feeling very sick for the past 3 days and have missed work, I went to the doctor's last night and the doctor said that she wanted me to miss one more day because she didn't want me around patient food. My question is this: It seems like everytime I or anybody else for that matter calls in sick we are treated poorly by our boss, people that are already feeling sick don't need the added stress of being worried about going back to work and treated poorly. What should I do to address this poor treatment?

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    Find an employer who treats their employees better. Nothing in the law requires your employer or your co-workers to be nice to you.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.


    • #3
      I have folks that try to call in sick all the time.

      Some are legitimate, some are not.

      In your case, in this one instance, you have a doctor's note and I think his suggestion that you NOT be around patient food is a good one.

      Take the note to work.

      Your boss may appreciate knowing that you should not be infecting patients.
      Senior Professional in Human Resources and Certified Staffing Professional with over 30 years experience. Any advice provided is based upon experience and education, but does not constitute legal advice.


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