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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Medical examination request to independent doctor
    Medical examination request to independent doctorIt's possible to fairly dismiss an employee on the ground of lack of capability due to ill health but first you must take all reasonable steps to find out the current medical position. This involves obtaining a medical report. A strong alternative to approaching the employee's own GP, specialist or consultant is to instruct an independent doctor.Medical evidenceBefore contemplating dismissing an employee on capability grounds due to long-term ill health, you must...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Letter to doctor requesting medical report
    Letter to doctor requesting medical reportIt's possible to fairly dismiss an employee on the ground of lack of capability due to long-term ill-health but first you must take all reasonable steps to find out the current medical position. This will involve obtaining a medical report. Also, be aware of the Equality Act 2010.Medical evidenceBefore contemplating dismissing an employee on the ground of lack of capability due to long-term ill-health, you must first take all reasonable steps to find out the current...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Medical examinations clause
    Medical examinations clauseEven with the contractual power to do so, you can't force an employee to undergo a medical examination. To do so would amount to a breach of their privacy and, if the doctor doesn't have the patient's consent, a civil trespass and a criminal assault. However, there are still benefits to having a medical examinations clause.Disciplinary offenceYou can't force an employee to be examined by a doctor, whether it's their own GP or an independent doctor you appoint. So, does this mean a...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Letter of consent to medical examination pre-appointment
    Letter of consent to medical examination pre-appointmentUse this letter when you need to obtain the consent of a successful job applicant to a medical examination.  Note that the wording set out after the letter should be printed on the reverse of this letter if the medical report will be prepared by the applicant's own GP, or another medical practitioner who is, or has been, responsible for the applicant's clinical care. When can a medical be a pre-condition to employment?A medical should only be required...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Letter requesting attendance at a medical examination and medical examination consent form
    Letter requesting attendance at a medical examination and medical examination consent formAs an alternative to requesting a medical report from an employee's own GP or consultant, there is the option of the employee undergoing a medical examination by an independent doctor that you've appointed.  You will still need the employee's consent, so you should write to them enclosing a form for them to sign under which they agree to attend a medical examination.Pros and consAs an alternative to requesting a medical...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Consent to medical report follow up letter
    Consent to medical report follow up letterUse our letter where an employee has either declined to consent to your seeking a medical report on them or to its subsequent disclosure to you by their doctor. The sanction is that you may have no choice but to make a decision about their ongoing employment without the benefit of that medical information, which will not usually be in their best interests.No forced consentYou can't force an employee to consent to a medical report - this would be contrary to the provisions...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Letter requesting consent to obtain medical report and medical report consent form
    Letter requesting consent to obtain medical report and medical report consent formWhen you require a medical report from an employee's GP or consultant, you will first need their written consent in order to comply with the Access to Medical Reports Act 1988. You should write to the employee with an explanation of their rights under this Act and enclose a consent form for them to sign authorising the production and release of a medical report.Signed consentBefore making an application to the employee's doctor...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Letter following receipt of medical certificate during suspension
    Letter following receipt of medical certificate during suspensionIt's not uncommon for employees who are suspended from work pending a disciplinary hearing to get themselves signed off sick with anxiety, stress or depression. As the employee can't now come to work because they're apparently too sick, they don't need to be suspended any more. So, use our letter following receipt of medical certificate during suspension to turn the paid suspension into sick leave.Suspended or sick?Picture this scenario. You suspend...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Letter to doctor seeking advice on whether employee fit to attend a disciplinary hearing
    Letter to doctor seeking advice on whether employee fit to attend a disciplinary hearingIf an employee has been signed off sick during the disciplinary process, whilst you will probably tolerate the absence for a short period of time, there will come a point when you need to progress the disciplinary hearing to its conclusion. Use our letter to doctor seeking advice on whether employee fit to attend a disciplinary hearing if this becomes necessary.Alternative optionsIf the employee's sickness absence becomes...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Not fit for work acknowledgement letter
    Not fit for work acknowledgement letterOur letter sets out the employee's rights and obligations when on sick leave where they've been assessed as not fit for work, so there can be no misunderstandings. However, you don't need to send it out each time you receive a statement of fitness for work from the employee - once is enough, unless the position changes.Statements of fitness for workWhen an employee is signed off sick by their GP, what you will have been receiving is what's called a statement of fitness...
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