We are recruiting a typist who suffers with neck/shoulder problems. She is currently unemployed. Her previous employer dismissed before her 12 months employment, she believes due to her problem and them being worried she would have too much time off. They have however provided her with a glowing reference so far as her work is concerned.

She is receiving treatment from a osteopath and says her problems are a lot better. She is waiting for a referral to a rheumatologist via her GP. We are recruiting on a fixed term contract of 3 months to assess both her capability and shoulder problem (particularly if she is having too much time off) She is happy with this. Has anyone had a similar experience in recruiting and taken any steps to ensure they do not have a potential claim for RSI. Is it possible to get her to sign a disclaimer?
Jo Oxley

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