Requirement for medical examination
In some situations, employees may be required to have a medical examination or be suspended from the workplace.
If an employee’s illness or injury means they can’t do their job anymore, the employer can consider dismissing the employee based on incapacity, or offering medical retirement.
NZ Medical Laboratory Workers/APEX
Association of Professional and Executive Employees.
Reasonable accommodation (measures)
Making reasonable accommodation helps organisations to confidently recruit, retain and support disabled people.
Medical incapacity: Deciding to end the employment relationship
When an employee is no longer able to do their job due to illness or injury, it can be a challenging time for both employees and employers.
News: NZ ratifies
The Convention sets internationally agreed minimum standards to address the health, safety and welfare of seafarers in areas such as the provision of medical care, health and safety protection, accommodation facilities, food and water, repatriation, and conditions of employment.
The Human Rights Commission Inquiry into Discrimination Experienced by Transgender People in 2008, confirmed that trans people face significant discrimination in day to day life.
An employer cannot force an employee to have a medical examination. However, if an employer has good reason to believe that an employee is impaired (unwell or harmed) for any reason (whether from exposure to workplace hazards or other causes) then an employer may suspend an employee, subject to the...
Stress in the workplace
Workplace stress is not defined by law. It can be caused by a number of things, including: