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December/January 2012/2013 (vol. 09/4)

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Intrinsic Functions

Summary:

The Equality Act rules on pre-employment health screening continue to cause confusion among OH professionals, particularly on what constitutes an ‘intrinsic function of the work’.

QUESTIONS asked at a recent conference on ‘employment medicals and fitness for work’1highlight ongoing confusion over the ethical and legal issues in obtaining medical reports and records (see Diana Kloss’s column, pp. 34–36) and what is permissible in pre-employment health screening.…

John Ballard is editor of Occupational Health [at Work].

Author: Ballard J

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Occupational Health at Work December/January 2012/2013 (vol. 09/4) pp3

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