Conflicting Medical AdvicePosted in : How do I handle it NI on 26 November 2013
We are currently considering dismissing an employee who is absent from work on grounds of ill health. However, we have received conflicting medical advice in relation to his absence. His GP is saying he is not fit to return to work. However, the company doctor has said he is fit to return to work but has suggested that we obtain a psychiatric report. How do we handle it?
Ciara Fulton writes:
It is the responsibility of the Employer (rather than the employee) to ascertain the true medical position before deciding whether to dismiss an employee. This will mean seeking up-to-date information about the nature of the illness and the likely length of absence or prognosis. If the medical evidence
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