About the Relationship between Two Legal Acts Regulating the Issue of Medical Opinions of Health Fitness to Work

Jana Žuľová – Monika Minčičová

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  • Source Type: Journal
  • Document Type: Study
  • Document Language: Slovak
  • Published on: 31. 3. 2021
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In: Societas et iurisprudentia • 2021 • Volume 9 • Issue 1 • Pages 107-121 • ISSN 1339-5467

Abstract: Examination of health fitness to work of a jobseeker or an employee is extremely important in the field of employment relations and aims to ensure a proof for the employer that the person will be able to perform the agreed type of work and this work will not endanger his/her life or health. Therefore, it is a legitimate interest of the employer to accept in an employment relationship only such a person who is medically capable to perform the agreed work, respectively to assign the work only to employees who are medically capable to do so. The paper describes the duality of the Slovak legislation in issuing the medical opinions of health fitness to work. Its aim is to offer the professionals for discussion an interpretation leading to the fact that the Public Health Protection Act is a lex specialis in relation to the Health Care Act in process of issuing the medical opinions of health fitness to work and has a priority in application.

Key Words: Labour Law; Medical Opinion of Health Capacity to Work; Assessment of Health Capacity to Work; Occupational Health Service; General Practitioner; Employee; Employer; the Slovak Republic.

Scopus Author ID: 57188835534

ORCID: ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9635-4740

ORCID: ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9828-5264

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31262/1339-5467/2021/9/1/107-121

URL: https://sei.iuridica.truni.sk/archive/2021/01/SEI-2021-01-Studies-Zulova-Jana-Mincicova-Monika.pdf

Bibliographic Citation

ŽUĽOVÁ, J. and M. MINČIČOVÁ. O vzťahu dvoch právnych predpisov upravujúcich vydávanie lekárskych posudkov o zdravotnej spôsobilosti na prácu. Societas et iurisprudentia [online]. 2021, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 107-121 [cit. 2020-01-01]. ISSN 1339-5467. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31262/1339-5467/2021/9/1/107-121.