Don’t rely on a sick note from your pharmacist, experts warn.
Pharmacies advertise Absence From Work certificates for $5 to $25, as an alternative to getting a medical certificate from a GP.
However, employment lawyer Christiaan van Oeveren warns your employer may not accept them.
“The Fair Work Act says evidence for sick leave needs to satisfy a reasonable person,” he said.
“But depending on your award, a pharmacy certificate might not be enough to satisfy your boss that you had a legitimate illness.”
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