Susan Moriarty of Susan Moriarty & Associates says compulsory medical examinations are very common in the Queensland public service.
Compulsory medical examinations are often used as a means of forcing people with illness or disabilities out of their government jobs.
But Queensland teachers can now challenge unfair forced medical and psychiatric examinations after a landmark decision in the Court of Appeal.
The November 2 Court of Appeal decision means that Queensland teachers who are forced to have medical or psychiatric examinations can object on the grounds of discrimination.
They can get an injunction stopping the process, until their discrimination complaint is resolved.
Forced medicals open to dispute, Kay Dibben, The Sunday Mail, 18 November 2012 : http://www.couriermail.com.au/extras/creative/digital/ipad/