Medical Report – Ill Health Absence
When dealing with a case of ill health absence an employer may seek (with the employee’s permission) a report from the employee's General Practicioner or Company medical advisor to gain further information on the employee’s condition. This information can be used to facilitate the employee’s return to work through, for example, the making of any adjustments as recommended by the medical advisor. Such information is covered by Data Protection Legislation.
LRA Guidance - Advice on managing sickness absence