An employer might ask an employee about their “capacity” in a few situations. If your employer has not been clear what they mean, you might need to seek clarification.
- Your employer might be referring to necessary skills, required to perform the duties of your position.
- Your employer might be referring to physical or mental capacity. This might be lifting to a certain level of weight or to perform specific duties requiring a level of physical fitness.
- Your employer might be referring to your health and well-being and whether you are well enough to attend for work and productively engage in work.
If your employer is concerned about your skills, then they should give you clear instructions as to their expectations and assist you with training or mentoring to improve your skills.
If your employer is concerned about your physical capacity or health, this might be because you have suffered an injury previously or have some kind of limitation. In that case, your employer might ask you to attend for a medical appointment. If your employer asks you to attend a medical appointment, you should ask your employer for their reasons and who will be paying.
If your employer has questioned your capacity and you have any concerns, please feel free to contact us on (03) 5722 4681 for more information.
MORGAN COUZENS LEGAL