Where an occupational physician carries out a medical assessment of a job applicant, he or she owes a duty to the employer but not to the applicant, unless actual physical harm is caused.
If the applicant is unsuccessful as a result of an assessment which is alleged to be negligent, he or she cannot sue the physician.
This is essentially because (i) the relationship between the physician and the applicant is insufficiently close, and (ii) the physician might be faced with a conflict of interest since differing duties might be owed to the employer and to the applicant.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine travail, Législation, Jurisprudence, Royaume Uni, Europe, Etude cas, Médecin, Personnel sanitaire, Aptitude à l'emploi, Homme, Relation médecin malade, Evaluation, Bilan santé, Examen santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational medicine, Legislation, Jurisprudence, United Kingdom, Europe, Case study, Physician, Health staff, Fitness for purpose, Human, Physician patient relation, Evaluation, Medical check up
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0279661
Code Inist : 002B30B03. Création : 16/11/1999.