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I am currently on sick leave from my job (it has been 2

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Hi there, I am currently on sick leave from my job (it has been 2 months now). My employer wanted me to provide doctor note but I don't feel comfortable providing that as I have no intention of going back to work there. Before I was on my sick leave, I was being harassed by my co-workers due to my injury. I am on EI sickness benefit right now. What can I do in my situation as I still need the EI benefit?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

BC

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

I worked full time, and no contract was sign at the time of employment

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I do have a lawyer for ICBC claim which I am not sure if that is relevant

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Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

If you lose your job you can get regular EI.

If you don't provide a medical report setting out what you need sick leave your employer will dismiss you. It's really just that simple.

You cannot take the position that you should be on sick leave and not provide medical proof it is needed and also at the same time say you are never going back. That is not what sick leave is.

Does that make sense?

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