Work wants me to return to work after test came out negative before the 14 quarantine recommended by doctor?

So I was exposed to someone with Covid and the doctor gave me a note saying to stay at home for 14 days boss texted me saying I need to go back on Tuesday to work by then it’ll be ten days since I’ve been exposed to Covid,saying I need to go back to doctors to get a revised note allowing me to go back to work but I haven’t finished quarantine yet can they do this 

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  • 1 month ago

    A quarantine 'recommended' by doctors, yes, your employer can demand you return to work. A quarantine imposed by local government policy, they still can demand you return to work but you have some protection against being disciplined for obeying the quarantine.

  • 1 month ago

    You tested negative?  Not sure what the issue is.  A doctor's note is not in any way legally binding.  If you haven't come up positive yet, you aren't going to.

  • 1 month ago

    Absent a diagnosis, your employer is under ZERO obligation to care what the doctor recommended.

    They can IGNORE the doctor's note.

  • Pete
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    1 month ago

    If your doctor says 14 days, there is nothing your boss can do about it. At least he can't in my country. A doctor overrules any boss.

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  • 1 month ago

    The current government guidelines set by the CDC states isolation for 10 days. It used to be 14, but they reduced it to 10 days. 

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