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November 17, 2017


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"Deems desirable" lists
Updated On: Nov 02, 2010 (08:14:00)

There has been a substantial increase in requests for medical documentation for call-in absences by those not on restricted sick leave in an attempt to intimidate and coerce employees into not using sick leave.

Our position  is that the ERMS system does not allow a supervisor to place an employee in a “deems desirable” status, thus creating an automatic “blanket policy” of requiring documentation regardless of circumstances which is a violation of the ELM 513.3 provision and a 1982 Step 4 settlement prohibiting blanket orders for documentation.

Employees should follow the instructions to seek medical treatment and grievances should be filed (based on individual circumstances) seeking reimbursement for the time (travel to and from including waiting and treatment time), mileage, and all expenses including co-pay and any other related tests such as x-rays, etc.

See the attached arbitration award on this issue for guidance.


Download:
07209854 (ColumbusOH).PDF
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