Employment Law and Occupational Health: A Practical Handbook

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 10, 2012 - Medical - 304 pages
'Employment Law and Occupational Health: A Practical Handbook' provides an essential guide to best practice for all occupational health practitioners.

This readable guide to the law will help to ensure both business success and respect for individual employment rights. The cost of sickness absence can present major costs and business management problems. Safeguarding health is therefore vital to both individuals and employers.

'Employment Law and Occupational Health' explores key issues in occupational health practice from pre-employment, through health surveillance and occupational health services, to termination of employment. Topics explored include ethical and confidentiality issues, discrimination, data protection, working abroad, pregnancy and maternity leave, workplace policies, drugs and alcohol testing, stress, counselling, health surveillance and professional conduct rules.

This second edition has been fully revised and updated to include a number of significant changes to employment law as well as new case law decisions that have occurred since the 1st Edition was published. Essential new material has also been included around age discrimination, disability discrimination, work related stress, corporate manslaughter and work-place bullying.

  • An accessible, practical guide to applying health law in everyday practice.
  • For occupational health nurses and other occupational health practitioners.
  • Addresses key employment issues from pre-employment to termination of employment.
  • Includes case studies, procedural checklists, and template letters and forms.

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Table of Statutes
Health and Safety at Work
Records and Reports
Managing Absence and Rehabilitation
Termination of Employment
Occupational Health Service Confidentiality Policy
Employee Consent to Disclosure
Occupational Health Report Form to Management
Medical Report Consent Form
Risk Assessment Example Template for Guidance on Evaluating Level of Risk
Sample Protocol Outline Data Protection

Letter from Occupational Health to GP or Specialist

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About the author (2012)

Joan Lewis is a consultant on employment law and human resources management.

Greta Thornbory is a consultant on occupational health and education.

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