To: Trust but Verify
Would your chronic jock itch keep you from going to work? How about some Micatin?
That's my point! Jock itch would not prevent me from showing up for work, at least I hope not. But, if I did stay home to go to the doctor (for whatever) and HR requests my records, does someone HR need to have access to my personal jock itch issue? What if an employee perceives their illness as embarrassing or possibly puts their employment on the line? Some will forgo treatment fearing that work find out. BTW, jock itch was just an example. As a female, I have yet to experience that. : )
posted on 05/11/2005 6:15:22 AM PDT
(<------- is a BIRD)
If you have a medical condition that requires time off from work, isn't that something you would normally have to disclose to your benefits manager? I know that where I work if you are going to be off work for more than a couple of days, you have to state what the problem is and what you're doing about it. I have been on leave-of-absence twice and both times, whether I liked it or not, whether it was for treatment of an embarrassing condition or not, I have to tell them what it is and have a doctor's excuse.
Please tell me you do not advocate people being able to be absent from work and not having to say why, even if it is embarrassing.
posted on 05/11/2005 6:22:08 AM PDT
by Trust but Verify
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