I have worked for my employer for thirteen years and have an excellent sick record and there is nothing in my contract requiring me to undergo any medical assessment. I am 59 years old.
It might be, i have asked in lots of different ways for a reason as to why they want the health assessment but all they say is that they want to tell the board I am completely well. They have never asked me for such a thing before in the thirteen years I have worked for them. However - about 3 months ago I had a stent put into an artery to correct a calcified blood vessel. It was a minor blood vessel and I was told I could return to work the next day but I did take 3 days off sick afterwards to rest and frankly get over the shock - I have always been a very healthy person and I excercise several times a week and play sports regularly. Since then I have worked normally and have not sufferered any health problems and have had no further sick time. I am feeling vulnerable and singled out and I am worried that if I have a health assessment and something is found to be wrong then I will be victimised as a result, and if I refuse to have the assessment I am worried they might sack me. They seem to think they have the right to insist I undergo this assessment - but I feel this is an invasion of my privacy and I want to know if they can force me to do this.
no there is nothing in our policy or handbook about it - all it says is that if an employee is off sick for a prolonged period of time or very frequently then the company may ask them to see an occupational health professional - but I have not been off sick and dont have any thing wrong with me