Employment Law And Occupational Health: A Practical Handbook (Paperback)

[Joan Lewis, Greta Thornbory] | 216 pages.

Published by WileyBlackwell on 24 Aug. 2006.

Review
"Exploring all key issues in occupational health practice from pre–employment to termination of employment, it provides information on topics that include confidentiality, discrimination, drugs and alcohol problems, stress and counselling, maternity leave and working abroad – all very usefully backed up with a range of case studies, procedural checklists and templates for letters and documents."
Templeton Bulletin, Templeton College, University of Oxford, UK, July 2006

Product Description
Employment law and occupational health: a practical handbook provides an essential guide to best practice for all occupational health practitioners. This readable guide to the law will help to ensure both business success and respect for individual employment rights. The cost of sickness absence can present major costs and business management problems to employers and safeguarding health is therefore vital to every individual and to all employers.

From the Publisher
* an accessible, practical guide to applying occupational health law in everyday practice
* 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

From the Back Cover
Employment law and occupational health: a practical handbook provides an essential guide to best practice for all occupational health practitioners. This readable guide to the law will help to ensure both business success and respect for individual employment rights. The cost of sickness absence can present major costs and business management problems to employers and safeguarding health is therefore vital to every individual and to all employers.

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.

About the Author
Joan Lewis is Consultant on employment law and human resources management. Greta Thorbory is Consultant, Occupational Health and Education, and Consultant Editor, OH journal.

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