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What is a ‘fit to work’ assessment?

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  1. “Fit to work” or “fitness to work” is a medical assessment that is conducted when an employer wishes to be sure an employee can safely do a specific job or task. The purpose is to determine if medically the employee can perform the job or task under the working conditions.

    Fit to work assessments are most often done to determine medical fitness after an illness or injury, but are sometimes done after employment has been offered, as requested by the employer, or as a condition of a job transfer.