Lately I have been on sick leave due to an illness that has yet to be diagnosed by doctors. It is procedure at work that after 3 days of being sick, we must be put on short term disability and get a doctor's note. I have had no problem getting them doctor's notes so far, the only thing that bothers me is what they first asked for on the doctor's note.
We have a health & safety department, and what they requested on the first doctor's note was what my symptoms are and why I am unable to return to work. I told my doctor this, and he said they can't legally ask me to supply that information due to confidentiality reasons, which I totally agree with. It doesn't make sense to me that an employer can probe an employee for sensitive information like that. They even mentioned having me come into work and having me assessed by the health & safety department, even though the doctor has excused me from work. I found an article on the web that is for U.S. law, and I'd think the same sort of thing would apply to Canada as well.
Am I wrong to think they can't legally force me into work to probe me with questions I'd rather remain confidential, especially when the doctor has excused me from work?