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April/May 2016 (vol. 12/6)

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Expert Witness: Not fit for a disciplinary?

Fitness to attend capability and disciplinary interviews

Summary:

Occupational physician Nerys Williams and employment law specialist Diana Kloss explain how to approach an assessment to determine whether or not an employee is fit to attend a disciplinary or capability hearing, especially when the individual, or even their GP, states they are not.     

OCCUPATIONAL health (OH) practice has changed considerably over the past five to 10 years. Referrals from management and human resources (HR) not only include requests for opinions on fitness to be employed and fitness to return to work following sickness absence – the foundations of much OH practice – but now also seek.…

Dr Nerys Williams is a consultant occupational physician.

Diana Kloss is a barrister, former part-time employment judge, Acas arbitrator and author.

Author: Williams N, Kloss D

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Occupational Health at Work April/May 2016 (vol. 12/6) pp25-28

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