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When are medical examinations 'reasonable'?

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HC Online | 01 Jul 2016, 09:59 AM Agree 0
The FWC award has awarded $46k to an employee who refused to attend a medical examination.
  • HR Dude | 01 Jul 2016, 11:36 AM Agree 0
    A good example of where knowledge of an employee suffering from depression leads to extreme reactions from the employer. I've seen the same thing in previous workplaces, but I was lucky enough to be in a position where I was able to cut off the manager before she tried to take action against the employee.

    Meanwhile I had to control my own anger on behalf of the employee. As someone who has experienced (albeit mild) depression in the past I knew that none of them had any idea what they were talking about. It was quite disappointing, and I wish I could say the HR people involved shared my view.

    In the end it was only through pointing to quite a bit of legislation and cases where things had gone badly that solved the issue. Quite disappointing.
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