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It sounds to me like the supervisor could be guilty of forgery for altering the doctor's note. If the attorney recognized it, and reported it back to the original employee, that person has the option to contact police authorities and notify them of the situation so that a report can be filed.
Here's the applicable Louisiana law, that you might find helpful:
"Making, altering, using, or possessing a writing
(14 La. Stat. Ann. § 72(B).)"
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