Should we be providing employees with a copy of a referral letter to occupational health (“OH”)?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 4 November 2019
Johanna Cunningham
Arthur Cox

A referral to OH may be suggested by an employer who has concerns about an employee’s health and ability to perform their job as a result of their health. An employee may be referred for assessment where there:

(a)    is concern that they have work-related health problems;

(b)    may be underlying ill-health or disability contributing to job performance issues; or

(c)    is long-term or frequent sickness absence.

The reason for referral to OH must be discussed with and consented to by the employee. The specific reason for referral should then be

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Johanna Cunningham
Arthur Cox

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