Who Has Right To Request Occupational Health Meeting - Employee Or Employer?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 6 September 2022
Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI
Issues covered: Sickness and Absence; OH Meetings

The requirement to attend an occupational health meeting will depend on what an employee’s contract states and what the employee handbook recommends.

Occupational health meetings are an effective method for managing long term sickness absence with an employee. They can also be used to safeguard against any health issues an employee may have by suggesting workplace restrictions to monitor chronic pain, such as recommending a standing desk.

An employee handbook or contract may require an employee to attend an occupational health meeting at the request of the employer after a certain period of absence has elapsed. In this scenario, it is the employer’s right to request the occupational health

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Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI

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