It may depend on the status of the employee at the time of the bed rest. Important considerations could be:
Is the employee on Family Medical Leave Act leave for this illness or condition?
Is the employee on approved Short Term Disabilty?
Is the employee's 'bed rest' part of an ADA approve disability?
For instance, like any other sick day, (and if the employee is not disabled under the law such that the ADA protections would apply and if the employee is not taking FMLA ), the employee can be written up if they are breaking a rule. Some rules that may be broker are:
Failure to call in in a timely manner that they will be out sick, or
Exceeding the employees permitted sick days, etc.
Failing to complete an important project by its deadline, possibly
So, yes, the employer can have the right to a reprimand. But, depending on what has been transpiring, it also may not be permitted to take such adverse actions, as noted above.
Hope this helps!
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