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Sick Time and Doctor's Notes (Munich)

Can anyone confirm what the legal requirement is for a company to mandate getting a doctor's note?

My company is requiring that I get a pediatrician's note (HR is telling me its a legal requirement) if I take a Child-Sick day.

For the 5 days for myself, that I understand, but why for just 1 day for a child.

There are many instances where my child will have a low-grade fever for a single day. That is enough to keep him home, but not enough to pack him up and take him to the doctor (even if I could get the appointment).

MY QUESTION:

- Is this really a legal requirement, OR
- Is this just a way for the company to control abuse of Child-Sick days by employees.

Kind regards,

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