Is there any benefit to having a pre-employment medical assessment in Northern Ireland?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 5 July 2011
Emma-Jane Flannery
Arthur Cox

Yes - they can present an employer with important information about a prospective employee’s ability to undertake their proposed new role, either prior to or at the time an offer of employment is made. For example, there may be fitness requirements for a strenuous role, or a need to test vision for a role which requires a particular level of eyesight. More generally medical evidence may be required to test the general health of an applicant for a senior management appointment.

The type of medical assessment should be tailored to the requirements of the job involved. The applicant should be

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Emma-Jane Flannery
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