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You have the right to choose your doctor, not your employer
Some employment agreements require that staff members must be seen by a doctor selected by the company.
This practice is illegal and any employee who has it stipulated in their employment agreement that they must see a company provided medical practitioner is entitled to ignore this and see a doctor of their own choice.
It is common and legal for an employer to request a medical certificate if the employee is claiming sick leave, and it is necessary for the employee to provide one under the Holidays Act.
But it is also written in the Holidays Act that any person can determine who gives them medical treatment.