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Are work right?

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MrsBosh Fri 21-Apr-17 13:09:18

A month ago I had a doctor appointment on Friday after work. The doc signed me off for two weeks (that Fri to one a fortnight later). Reason was depression and anxiety disorder.
I phoned in work first thing Monday and explained and they asked me to post them my doctor note which I did.
I've since returned to work - all fine - had a brief meeting with manager on return and they were fairly supportive.
However this morning I was asked to fill in a sickness self certification form. Surely this is not correct? My doctors note coveted the dates I was off. I didn't self cert.
I politely said I didn't think it was needed and the deputy said she'd check with the main manager on Monday. Am I right? I'm getting myself really anxious and worried about it.
Can anyone help?

MrsBosh Fri 21-Apr-17 13:09:56

*covered not coveted

Joto369 Fri 21-Apr-17 13:33:23

You self cert for the first 7 days and then the gp note is needed. It doesn't mean anything either way though do don't worry

NolongerAnxiousCarer Fri 21-Apr-17 16:50:37

When my GP signed me off in similar circumstances I've not had to self cert. I think you are right, but PP is also right that it doesn't make any difference so is nothing to wory about.

MrsBosh Fri 21-Apr-17 18:02:15

Thanks, Joto and No. The anxious and irrational part of me thinks that if I self cert it will count as two absences and won't be as 'worthy' as a doctor's note is. My workplace unfortunately are quite mistrusting of people when they are ill as their sickness rate is terrible. Basically I don't want it to reflect poorly on me when I believe I did the right thing in getting signed off rather than deciding myself that I was ill? The doctor proves it?

Jellybean85 Fri 21-Apr-17 18:07:23

Is tore a ligament in my leg and due to the nature of work was signed off.
I was the same, they asked for the form, apparently it covers the first three days i didn't need a Drs note.
Filled it in and it was fed away with dr note and never mentioned again. I wouldn't worry

GahBuggerit Fri 21-Apr-17 18:07:34

You can ask to see your sickness record to check how it's been recorded

Some companies ask for a self cert for the period long with a fit note for records, i wouldn't worry about that (daft to say in the circs I know)

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