Dr. Mark Ackerman specializes in fitness for duty evaluations through his Atlanta, GA office.
The purpose of a Fitness for Duty evaluation is to determine a candidate's "goodness of fit" for a position, or to examine an employee's readiness to return to work following a period of time away from work due to circumstances which can include: conflict at the worksite (e.g. bullying) or a behavioral, medical or emotional impairment. Legal matters, such as employee complaints alleging harassment, discrimination, violation of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), retaliation or wrongful termination are problems which can have an impact on quality of life and can be assessed to assist your attorney with your legal case. Mental health factors such as chemical dependency (e.g. alcohol or drug abuse), dangerousness to self or others in the workplace (violence risk assessment), intellectual or memory capacity changes, attention deficit issues, and anger management difficulties are just some of the concerns that employers encounter with their employees and need to have objectively evaluated. I have extensive experience providing fitness for duty and employment law psychological evaluations. My evaluations include a thorough interview and history taking, objective psychological testing, document review and in some cases, interview of collateral informants. I have been retained by attorneys representing physicians and allied health professionals, large corporations and small businesses. I also provide evaluations to assist with decision-making concerning applicants for law enforcement and public safety positions. I also provide counseling for career transitions.
I am a licensed psychologist in the States of Georgia and Florida. My practice is located in the Brookhaven area of Atlanta, just off I-85 and North Druid Hills Road exit on Buford Highway. Please call or send an e-mail for inquiries concerning Fitness for Duty evaluation.