Work certificates provided by your GP are legal documents that can be requested by employers. Our doctors abide by a code of conduct with respect to certificates as detailed by the AMA.

Your employer is not privy to your health complaints and we often will use “medical condition” as a cause for sick leave unless otherwise discussed. The only exception to this is for Workcover claims where we must detail your injury. It is illegal for a GP to back date a certificate.

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