A new employee who has been employed for 4 weeks called in sick last Friday.. He then came in for a few hours Monday morning- went home sick and did 2 hours today and then went home sick. Looks like he will also call in sick tomorrow. Given that he has been ill for 7 days (but has attended work for short periods during this time) should I be asking for a doctors note? Or would he need to have been absent for the full 7 days in a row and not attended for a few hours on two occasions?