Data Protection Implications of Employee Medical Assessments for EmployersPosted in : Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 14 February 2020 Issues covered:
In this article, Deirdre Crowley and Finín O’Brien, Matheson, look at data protection issues relevant to the processing of personal data in the context of employment medical assessments.
Employers may need to refer employees for medical examination, or obtain a medical report about an employee for a variety of reasons. This may occur, for example, as part of the recruitment process, as part of a routine periodic health assessment, when managing long-term absence (or investigating short-term absence), or to determine the extent to which an employee is fully or partially fit to partake in an investigation or employee disciplinary process.
While employment law considerations
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