Should Depression Be An Excused Illness?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about warning during time off because of depression.

I had been signed off work for 2 weeks with depression. Can my employer give me any warnings for being off sick during this time?

Signed, Concerned

Dear Concerned:

Your specific situation needs to be reviewed between you and your HR section. Warnings about using sick time are sometimes given as a matter of routine, to remind people not to abuse it. But, if you were diagnosed with a condition and your employer agreed to give you the time off, it would seem you should be completely cleared for that time.

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