Employer Entitled to Medical Reevaluation of Employee Following Return from FMLA Leave

By April 16, 2014Articles

On April 15, 2014, the California Court of Appeal in Susan White v. County of Los Angeles addressed the important issue of whether an employer may require an employee to undergo a fitness for duty exam after returning from FMLA leave of absence, if unsatisfied with the medical certification of the employee’s health care provider.  In a victory for employers, the court held “yes”.  After an employee has been reinstated, an employer may seek and rely on a reevaluation by its own health care professional as to whether the returning employee is able to resume work.

To read the full court opinion, click here:  Susan White v. County of Los Angeles