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    • JIR
    • By JIR 14th May 18, 7:10 PM
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    Medicals
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    • 14th May 18, 7:10 PM
    Medicals 14th May 18 at 7:10 PM
    Good night!

    Hopefully an easy question. Can an employer introduce mandatory annual medicals for office based or sales employees?

    I tried googling but just get the HSE guidance and ACAS which refers to voluntary checks

    Thanks so much!
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    • ohreally
    • By ohreally 14th May 18, 8:09 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 8:09 PM
    For the purposes of what?

    What will happen if an individual "fails" a medical?
    • JIR
    • By JIR 14th May 18, 8:40 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 8:40 PM
    Apparently just to see how employees are doing and offer weight or anti-smoking advice where necessary.

    I am pretty sure it is illegal to enforce it but canít find a reference
    • sjbrun
    • By sjbrun 14th May 18, 8:53 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 8:53 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 8:53 PM
    If they offer paid sick pay then they can make payment a condition.
    • theoretica
    • By theoretica 14th May 18, 9:00 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 9:00 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 9:00 PM
    I believe your employer can tell you where to be and who to talk to. They can not insist on being told personal information, so a report might say 40% of staff were obese, 20% stressed, 10% smoked and 5% didn't wish to participate but not be identifiable who.

    They can insist on work related safety related matters eg driver's eyesight.
    But a banker, engaged at enormous expense,
    Had the whole of their cash in his care.
    Lewis Carroll
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