As it is known, the existence and uniqueness of the FFDEs have been introduced in [60, 61, 63].
In this section, error analysis of the method will be presented for the FFDEs. Firstly, an upper bound of the absolute errors will be given for the technique by using generalized Taylor formula.
When referring an employee for an FFDE, supervisors should provide specific referral questions.
Understandably, officers probably will not look forward to an FFDE. However, they can take measures to help the process go smoothly and for the results to provide an accurate picture of their true psychological status.
Officers also should know their rights and responsibilities and remain informed about the FFDE, either through their own research or in consultation with a legal representative.
The entire validity of the FFDE hinges on the accuracy of the information they provide.
Psychologists and psychiatrists often perform Fitness for Duty Evaluations (FFDEs), since they help employers make managerial decisions based on an employee's current psychological condition.
FFDEs are not treatment services, in part because the evaluating doctor does not establish the typical doctor/patient relationship with the employee.
Further, because they constitute medical/legal, or "forensic" evaluations, FFDEs are typically outside the scope of EAP services contracted to employers.
After learning of such a condition or the use of an intoxicant, the employer can remove the employee from the workplace and may also require other measures, including drug testing, psychological and psychiatric FFDEs, or modified workplace activities.
As in the United States, the vast majority of employee assistance programs in Ireland do not perform psychological and psychiatric FFDEs. These assessments generally are not considered part of European EAP/employer contracts; rather, they are seen as forensic (medical/legal) rather than treatment services.
In anticipation of the possibility of further legislative changes, the EAP Institute endeavored to educate the Irish business and EAP communities about the standards for psychological and psychiatric FFDEs that have evolved in the United States.