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Liew
15/02/2013 17:58:50
Re: disease

Can a person be denied employment for diseases e.g., high blood pressure, kidney failure, heart disease?
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KL Siew
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16/02/2013 09:10:42
You mean the person's employment was terminated because of having those diseases? If it is so, the person can always complain to the authorities like the Labour Department or the IR Department.
If you mean employer refuses to employ a person having one or more the said illnesses, then there is nothing that person can do about it.
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Liew
16/02/2013 11:53:10
I have 2 cases here. the one that i mentioned is pre-employment and I'm clear about it. Thank you.

The other case i have is, staff started work without issuance of letter of employment last month.

Now, I'm in the process to make the things right. I have sent him for pre-employment medical check-up and report written by doc is that his high blood pressure is at severe stage. So if in this case, can we refuse to take him?
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KL Siew
16/02/2013 13:54:07
Well, normally medical examination should be carried out before employment. Since he has started employment and I think high BP should not be an issue as it can normally be brought under control with proper medication. There can be problems if you were to terminate his service now because of that. If you cannot get the matter amicably settled with him, go get some advice from the Labour Department or the IR Department.
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Liew
16/02/2013 23:02:07
Thank you and Happy New Year to you
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Liew
17/02/2013 22:27:07
Can we put him as contract staff, as another option?
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KL Siew
18/02/2013 08:55:21
As I said, try to get the matter settled amicably. If you want to put him in whatever position, discuss with him.
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