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Hiring Candidate Who has helath record but not disclose

PC
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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 03:06:00 PM  (Last updated: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 01:31:48 PM)

Dear Kong,

Wish to know what action can company take when it hired a candidate who suffering epilepsy, but not disclosed in the employment intake form.

There is no requirement on premedical check up, but it is stated in the employment application form for employee to disclose the health problem.  The position required night shift job, but the employee now come back to company saying that he is not fit to do the shift job ( after  3 months of working ) with medical report showing he is a epilepsy patient.

What is your suggestion on this case, and the employee is still under extended probation period due to performance issue.  If the company unable to offer him the normal shift position, what is the best way to terminate his service ?

Thanks for the advice.

KL Siew
Administrator
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 03:19:32 PM

I think before you decide to do anything, it would be better to get a medical report first as to whether it is safe for him to undertake the current job or not.

PC
Member
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 01:01:20 PM
Originally posted by PC on Fri, 14 Aug 2015 01:31:48 PM

Dear Kong,

Wish to know what action can company take when it hired a candidate who suffering epilepsy, but not disclosed in the employment intake form.

There is no requirement on premedical check up, but it is stated in the employment application form for employee to disclose the health problem.  The position required night shift job, but the employee now come back to company saying that he is not fit to do the shift job ( after  3 months of working ) with medical report showing he is a epilepsy patient.

What is your suggestion on this case, and the employee is still under extended probation period due to performance issue.  If the company unable to offer him the normal shift position, what is the best way to terminate his service ?

Thanks for the advice.

The medical report stated that he is not suitable for shift job as his sickness required immediate treatment when happen. We have stated in the recruitment clearly that this position need shift rotation, and he is aware that his sickness shall stop him from shift rotating.  More worst is no normal shift opening that suitable to him right now, feel sorry to him and would like to know what is the compensation we can get for him if he is terminated during this extended probation period ?  Thank you.

KL Siew
Administrator
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 01:31:47 PM

Yes, this is quite an unfortunate case and it is not quite safe for him to work shift as mentioned in the medical report. If the company really has no alternative job suitable, why not discuss with him how to let him leave, with some goodwill payment.

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