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October/November 2011 (vol. 08/3)

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Expert Witness: Mental capacity and fitness to plead

When is an individual too ill to attend disciplinary or court proceedings?

Summary:

Although healthcare professionals can be called on to assess an individual’s fitness to attend criminal proceedings, in OH it is more likely that the practitioner will be asked to assess an employee’s fitness to attend a disciplinary hearing. Diana Kloss explains the law and good practice.

Healthprofessionals are asked to assess the mental capacity of individuals in a number of different.…

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

 

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Occupational Health at Work October/November 2011 (vol. 08/3) pp34-35

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