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Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. I may also need to ask some questions to determine the legal position.
Is the employer aware of this?
OK thank you, ***** ***** long has the employee in question worked there for? and what are you specifically wanting to know?
Thank you. Even though you may believe this is to the client’s benefit, you run the risk of potential negligence or similar, in the event that something was to happen t them as a result of not seeking official medical advice. If someone is deterred from seeing a qualified doctor because they are told they are already talking to one and trust their statements on that basis, then in the event something was to happen which could have been resolved with timely medical attention, you would be liable. Depending on happens, it could potentially be a serious allegation.
There is of course the moral side to this too. It could potentially affect the care worker’s standing with their regulatory body and they may be deemed unfit to carry out such work as a result.
So I appreciate that this may appear beneficial to the client but there are also risks attached to it, depending on what happens as a result of this.
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