Sick leave: must the medical certificate disclose a diagnostic?

June 4, 2019 — An employee taking a sick leave is usually required to justify his absence with a medical certificate. But can the doctor simply state that “This leave is medically justified” or must he provide details of the illness?

Jean Denis Boucher discusses this question in light of a recent decision of the Administrative Labour Tribunal in Marchessault et Centre de la petite enfance Les Petits Adultes, 2019 QCTAT 1632 (CanLII).

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