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Can An Employee Who Claims to Have COVID-19 and Self-Quarantines But Refuses to Get Tested Still Be Paid?
Episode 3622nd September 2020 • People Processes • Rhamy Alejeal
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If an employee becomes ill with COVID-19 symptoms, they may request for paid sick leave under the FFCRA only to seek a medical diagnosis, or self-quarantine only if advised to do so by a healthcare provider. If tested positive, the employee may continue to take paid sick leave. This does not apply for illnesses unrelated to COVID-19—though employers may allow them to telework at their discretion. You may not take paid sick leave under the FFCRA if you unilaterally decide to self-quarantine for an illness without medical advice, even if you have COVID-19 symptoms.