Can my employer require me to bring a doctor's note (or negative test result) to return to work after I have been sick?

In Michigan, employers are not required to demand a doctor’s note for employees to return to work following illness. Due to prioritization of specimen testing supplies, healthcare providers are not able to order tests for work clearance. If your employer requests a doctor’s note, we encourage you to first work towards a resolution with your employer. If you are unable to resolve the issue, contact Michigan’s Wage and Hour Division of Employment Relations at 517-284-7800.

Last updated: June 24, 2020