Related posts:No related photos. Employment law and the OH practitionerOn 1 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Ina lively presentation, Minding your back – a legal update, employment lawexpert, Joan Lewis, succinctly covered recent case law that may affect theoccupational health professional. Topicsfor discussion included the Court of Appeal’s guidance on stress 2002, wherethe judge defined a risk assessment as “absolutely crucial”. Shealso focused on some recent cases concerning disability and sickness, includinglong-term sick leave and holiday entitlement, disability discrimination afteremployment has ended and medical misinformation given to occupational healthstaff by employees. Lewissummarised the practical effects of the Human Rights Act on employers since itcame into force in 2000 and took delegates through an analysis of part one ofthe eventual four-part information on the Data Protection Code, published inMarch of this year. Thetalk was illustrated with examples of recent cases that underline the importantrole played by occupational health in interpreting employment law.