Healthcare Provider Refuses to Fill Out Medical Certification
I've never come across a situation like this, but I'm sure someone out there has. We have a standard policy that all employees fill out a medical certification (as most companies do), before obtaining approved FMLA leave. One of our employees has been trying to obtain the certification for close to a month now. Yesterday, the employee's healthcare provider flat out refused to fill out the certification. Short of the employee finding a new healthcare provider, what steps can I take to approve this FMLA request without breaking our policy? Can our W.C. physician see him and fill out the paperwork?