I read their absentism rate is over 10%. I can't blame the company for wanting to crack down on them. But is this the correct way?
I don't know, but it seems to me the must have tried other means to deal with it that didn't work. I don't think this should be dismissed out-of-hand. If you have LEGITIMATE health problems, just a peek at your medical records would substantiate them and you could be removed from further suspicions.