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    Default Employer OH vs GP

    Having been of work for 2 months with depression (GP sick note states this) following a work OH assessment, I've been called in for a capability meeting.

    The OH Dr believed due to "depression" I'd be better off back in work, therefore, he stated to my employer I'm fit for work.

    I've spoken to my GP about this, my GP disagrees, currently, my GP advice, I'm still not fit for work.

    Who takes precedence with my employer, the OH Dr who stated I'm fit for work, or my GP who states I'm not fit for work?


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    Default Re: Employer OH vs GP

    Did you authorise OH to discuss with your GP?

    Your GP's sign off takes precedence in the sense of entitlement to statutory sick pay, but being signed off doesn't stop your employer starting sickness capability proceedings in line with their sickness absence policy. And ultimately they could dismiss you although it sounds as if there's a way to go before it got to that point.


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    Default Re: Employer OH vs GP

    Hello

    No, I didn't sign a consent form for discussion with my GP


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    Default Re: Employer OH vs GP

    Quote Originally Posted by Building in progress View Post
    No, I didn't sign a consent form for discussion with my GP
    Maybe if you had they'd have come to the same conclusion!


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    Default Re: Employer OH vs GP

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethel Street View Post
    Maybe if you had they'd have come to the same conclusion!

    I wasn't asked!!


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    Technically your employer can ignore both as its advice. The test is when it gets to ET but action to avoid that is good. Have you been for a chat with your boss?


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    Default Re: Employer OH vs GP

    Thank you for all the replies, no, as yet, I've not been called in for a chat


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    Quote Originally Posted by Building in progress View Post
    Thank you for all the replies, no, as yet, I've not been called in for a chat

    you are allowed to suggest it yourself!

    Never assume anyone on the internet is who they say they are. Only rely on advice from insured professionals you have paid for!
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    Default Re: Employer OH vs GP

    Really, OK, thank you. I'll contact them before they contact me.


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    Default Re: Employer OH vs GP

    Has your GP referred you to any specialist? I might be inclined to ask the Employer for a list of the qualifications of the OH advisor to see how they stack up.

    Also, is your depression caused by work or work related? Or completely independent? (not asking for specifics of course).

    Then the question is how far do you wish to take it? You could remind your employer that if they cause you harm acting against the advice of your GP they will be liable....

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    Default Re: Employer OH vs GP

    Quote Originally Posted by JasJules View Post
    Has your GP referred you to any specialist?

    Yes, MH team


    Quote Originally Posted by JasJules View Post
    Also, is your depression caused by work or work related?

    It's personal issues within the workforce based on assumption.

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    You could remind your employer that if they cause you harm acting against the advice of your GP they will be liable....?

    Can I ask out of curiosity, what can they be liable for?


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    Default Re: Employer OH vs GP

    If they caused you harm by failing to comply with medical advice - especially if your GP and/or specialist is significantly superior in qualifications regarding your condition.


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    Default Re: Employer OH vs GP

    Thank you for your advice



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