Unfit Employees and Rotational Shift Patterns : How Do I Handle It?

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 17 July 2018
Patricia Rooney
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We have recently introduced rotational shifts into our workplace.  We have an employee who says he is unable to work the shift pattern due to a medical condition.  We need all the employees to participate in the shift to make it work efficiently.  What should I do about this employee?

1. Ascertain the nature of the medical condition

I recommend that you first ascertain the nature of the condition the employee says he has.  You should fully engage with the employee, meet with him and request additional information about his condition; ask for access to his medical notes and records and obtain the necessary written consent to do so.  You should also consider asking

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