sick note

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sick note

A note from a doctor confirming one's sickness as a legitimate reason for absence from work or school. Make sure to take your sick note to Human Resources before you start working today. I'll make sure my son has a sick note when he returns to school.
See also: note, sick
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Medico-legal adviser Dr Ellie Mein said the MDU had supported members with cases concerning a number of false notes - from forged prescriptions and genuine sick notes altered to prolong the duration of the patient's sick leave, through to more elaborate letters created from scratch.
But two weeks off without a sick note is far too much - that sounds to me like a skiver's charter.
The sick notes would have been issued anyway by her GP.
After the claims over BaE-ak DemirtaE-, the Ministry of Education had said that just like every other teacher, the sick notes of DemirtaE- allow for off days after being inspected by the relevant administrative units and also said that DemirtaE- has taken 774 days of sick leave since 2004.
Officers then contacted the orthopaedic surgeon, who agreed to sell a two-day sick note to an undercover agent for BD30 last December, according to court documents.
GERMANWINGS crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had an off-work sick note for the day of the disaster and was also a patient at a Dusseldorf hospital.
A policewoman has been accused of forging sick notes so that she could go to Thailand on holiday.
Proposed reforms also include reassessing all sickness benefit claimants and replacing sick notes with fit notes that set out what work individuals are able to carry out.
Despite strong support for the fit note initiative, employers said they were disappointed by their experience so far, with two thirds believing it had not yet helped their rehabilitation policy, and 71 per cent not confident that GPs were using the fit note differently from the old sick note system.
And 71 per cent not con-fident that GPs were using the fit note differently from the old sick note system.
According to Elaf Al-Turki, a 19-year-old finance student, some teachers refuse to accept sick notes from certain clinics and ask for notes from specific hospitals to ensure they are not fake.
After several weeks he was examined by a special doctor from the Department of Health and his or her doctor was instructed on whether they could give any further sick notes.
Furthermore, an audit into the matter showed that there were actually sick notes signed by paediatricians.
These GPs felt fit notes instead of sick notes may be unrealistic.
A national survey reveals most general practitioners have had no training in sick note certifications and some doctors want responsibility for issuing sick notes to be removed from them altogether.