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Generally, an employer cannot directly ask about an employee’s diagnosis when they are taking sick leave; however, the employer is entitled to information that would assist the employer with determining the following:

  • The legitimacy of the employee’s absence;
  • Understanding the employee’s prognosis; and
  • Safely returning the employee to the workplace.

For this reason, if you have any concerns regarding requests for information in relation to a medical absence, then it is highly advisable to seek legal advice with an experienced employment lawyer. For further details to determine entitlement in your specific case contact a reliable and well-informed employment lawyer. If you have any concerns regarding requests for information in relation to your medical leave and are seeking legal advice, please contact Toronto employment lawyers, Sultan Lawyers at 416-214-5111 or via email to mlahert@sultanlawyers.com.