Ministers back fit notes for sick staff

Phillips, Lucy
December 2008
People Management;12/11/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 25, p13
This article reports on the response by Alan Johnson, secretary of the British Department of Health, to Dame Carol Black's report into employee health in 2008. According to Johnson, measures announced in response to the report will pave the way for a culture change away from protecting people from work. James Purnell, work and pensions secretary, denied that the fit note was an attempt to sideline proper occupational health facilities.


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