Can We Ask for Evidence of a Road Traffic Accident from an Employee?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 4 October 2019
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
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Can we ask for evidence of a road traffic accident from an employe

Seamus: Well, potentially, that employee has been off on sick leave and has said that they've had a road traffic accident and the employer isn't sure about that. And certainly you could ask for medical evidence if there has been an absence, if they've said they've been off sick being provided, that's justified, and you have a solid reason for asking the issue. I don't see any issue with it if it's part of an investigation. And within the workplace you could ask as well, provided that you're explaining that you're investigating the matter.

But I would imagine that this is something to do with maybe sick leave or where

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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