There is never a charge from a doctor for providing a fit note if you're off sick from work for more than seven days.
For sickness of seven days or less, your GP practice may charge you to provide a private medical certificate.
A medical certificate is documentary proof of illness from a registered medical practitioner stating that the employee will be/was unfit for work.
A medical certificate is generally regarded as irrefutable proof the employee was legitimately absent from work because of the stated illness or injury.
Fit notes are sometimes referred to as medical statements or a doctor's note.
If someone wants a day off work its not like its hard to tell a DR you are sick and get him to write out a cert, so I don't even get what this is stopping?
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Employers are sometimes confronted with medical certificates that relate to past events — in support of personal leave claims by employees.
Are employers obliged to accept such backdated certificates?