When there are concerns about your ability to safely and satisfactorily do your job because of an underlying psychological condition, you could be referred to a psychologist for a fitness for duty examination. Psychologists use their training and skills to reach opinions about a worker’s fitness. Psychologists carefully assess and describe any functional impairment or other relevant limitations to doing your job, and if an accommodation by your employer could assist. However, it is also imperative that the psychologist understand the laws, regulations, and policies that may prohibit divulging such information about you to your employer. Therefore, this niche area of practice requires a specific skill set.
Dr. Maddux has been requested to perform fitness for duty examinations of employees in various fields, such as scientists, librarians, administrators, and law enforcement officers. He carefully considers individual differences in his assessment approach, such as gender, sex, race, and ethnicity. These examinations are particularly high-stakes for public-safety employees. Dr. Maddux is also routinely sought after by individuals looking to appeal a pre-employment psychological evaluation for police, fire, and other public-safety positions. We have a wide network of evaluators specialized in this area. Call now to start a conversation. 10-hour callback guaranteed.