Employment Law and Occupational Health: A Practical Handbook
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
Employment law and occupational health: a practical handbook 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.
- Pre-employment: to cover job advertisements and descriptions; risk assessment; pre employment health assessment; relevant health, safety and employment legislation.
- Records and reports: to cover the legal issues of writing reports and keeping records including the Data Protection Act and relevant codes of practice, professional bodies recommendations and other relevant legislation.
- Health Surveillance: to include risk assessment and relevant legislation and codes of practice for COSHH; MSDs: travel health; driving; night workers etc.
- Occupational health services: to include accident and injury issues; counselling; administration of medicines, stress management planning etc.
- In sickness and in health: vital factors and issues covering the role of OH in sickness absence and rehabilitation, including the Disability Discrimination Act
- Termination of employment: including following fair procedures, employment tribunals, unfair/constructive dismissal; retirement; ill health retirement; permanent health insurance schemes; redundancy and statutory rights
* 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
Templeton Bulletin, Templeton College, University of Oxford, UK, July 2006