Working Another Job While Taking “Leave,” Quirky Question # 40
Quirky Question # 40:
We have an employee who is claiming she has a serious health condition as a result of work-related stress and has given us a note from a nurse practitioner saying she should be off work for a month. We don’t believe she has a serious medical condition, in part because we’ve heard that she is working part-time in a similar job. She has refused to return to work. Can we simply terminate her employment?
[Quirky Question # 40 is another one of our California Questions. As such, I have requested one of my California colleagues to provide the analysis. The analysis below was written by Karen Wentzel of our Palo Alto office. As I’ve described previously, Karen is a Stanford Law School grad, who has been practicing employment law for more than 20 years. Karen’s biography can be found at www.dorsey.com. Her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any particularly unusual questions pertaining to California law, you can send them either to Karen or me.] Answer→