Should a supervisor require an employee who is out sick (not due to COVID-19) to provide a health care provider’s note? (Updated August 18)
No. Managers should actively encourage sick employees to stay home, but should not require employees who are sick to validate their illness. Health care provider offices and medical facilities may be extremely busy and not able to provide such documentation in a timely way. The Protect Purdue Health Center will screen employees who call and report symptoms to determine if work should be missed.