Can an employer ignore occupational health advice?

Can an employer ignore occupational health advice?

No. Employers must not ask about health and sickness when deciding who to recruit – but they are allowed to ask questions in order to: Establish whether you are able to undergo an assessment, and if you are not, to decide what reasonable adjustments they can make to ensure that the recruitment process is fair.

Does my employer have to give me a letter of employment?

NO! An employer cannot refuse, without just and valid reason or under false pretences, to provide an employee who was fired or who resigned, a letter of recommendation, if such letter has been requested. But of course, an employer should not lie! A bad employee does not have an unconditional right to be praised.

Can an employer justify not making a reasonable adjustment?

An employer cannot justify any failure to make a reasonable adjustment, but what is classed as ‘reasonable’ will depend on the facts of each case. This could include the cost involved of making any adjustments and the extent of any resources available to the employer.

Can you fake your job references?

Fake references are illegal – if you’re caught. Directly lying is incredibly unethical, and if caught, you could be fired or face legal trouble. Companies rarely sue for lying, but the people you named on your reference list have every right to.

Can I refuse to provide a reference?

Unless your business is regulated by the Financial Services Authority, generally there is no legal obligation on an employer to provide a reference for an employee or ex-employee and you are entitled to refuse to provide one.

Can a boss force you to work when sick?

Your employer cannot force you to come to work if you’re sick. Eligible employees include individuals who’ve worked for their employer (of 50+ employees) for a year or the equivalent of 1,250 hours over 12 consecutive months. If you’re not covered by the FMLA, you may also be entitled to sick days or personal days.

Is an employer allowed to ask why you are sick?

Is it legal for an employer to ask why you are sick? No federal law prohibits employers from asking employees why they are out sick. They are free to ask questions such as when you expect to return to work. They may also require you to furnish proof of your illness, such as a note from a physician.

What is an unreasonable adjustment?

If an adjustment costs little or nothing and is not disruptive, it would be reasonable unless some other factor (such as impracticality or lack of effectiveness) made it unreasonable. Your size and resources are another factor.