Mr Matthew Allard

Matthew Allard

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Employment & Benefits

Employer-mandated physician visit is not a privacy violation
Canada | 06 June 2018

Employers are entitled to require employees to visit in-house occupational health department physicians to obtain reasonably necessary medical information if that right is provided for in their collective agreement. This was recently confirmed when an arbitrator found that an employer had not violated employee privacy rights when it required employees to visit in-house occupational health department physicians to confirm eligibility for wage loss protection benefits.