Re: Can Your Employer Tell You When to Schedule Doctor's Appointments
I disagree, treatments required for a work related injury are exclusive - they don't fall into the same category as other medical conditions not work related.
the same general policies apply as would in relation to any medical appointment or care that you receive.
The liability falls on the employer, there may be specific policies that address work related medical leaves and time lost in seeking treatments.
I cited 29 CFR 785.43 as an example of how responsible employers should act - under certain conditions, the employer pays for time lost during medical treatments.
The poster was injured at work - they are responsible for his care - why should he spend his personal time fulfilling their obligation?
He isn't "taking time off" voluntarily or for personal business.
you can take time off of work consistent with your employer's policies.
He's going to required medical treatments because of a work related injury.
Company policy doesn't overrule federal and state labor laws or the Worker Compensation Act.
The employer can not harass, intimidate, retaliate or discriminate on the basis of the employees' need for medical treatment during working hours.
To my knowledge, there's no statute that demands the employee schedule needed treatments around the employers schedule.
I agree, this employee should check company policies and labor agreements.
They may contain language that would mandate the employer pay for time spent during treatments due to a workplace injury, even if it's after hours.
I find it hard to believe there's language in any policy that demands injured employees to seek medical treatments after hours - not sure if that's even enforceable.
Also, the poster should be aware, you are entitled to 57.5 cents per mile for using your private vehicle to travel to and from medical appointments.
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