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 Issues covered:
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 informed of the reason for the examination and what is being looked for. Employers often make an offer
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