December/January 2008/2009 (vol. 05/4)

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Expert Witness: I know something you don’t know

Information disclosed in confidence to the OH professional


This journal will shortly publish the results of its exclusive survey on OH professional practice and will focus on practitioners’ views and experiences of handling medical confidentiality at work. But what laws apply to knowledge imparted to OH ‘in confidence’? Diana Kloss explains.

In general, information known to a servant or agent of an employer is deemed in law to be known by the employer. If a manager or safety officer knows that an employee has lost the sight of one eye the employing organisation is also fixed with that knowledge, which means that extra care has to be taken because of that...

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

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Occupational Health at Work December/January 2008/2009 (vol. 05/4) pp34-35

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