29 November 2022
Managing ill and injured workers
As working environments return to a level of normalcy in the post-pandemic era, employers must turn their minds again to the difficult operational and business decisions that may have been delayed. This includes the effective management of ill & injured employees, both in the short and long term.
This presentation will cover the dos & don’ts of managing the difficult circumstances that often arise when dealing with ill and injured employees – such as:
discharging employer duties and obligations, whilst eliminating or controlling foreseeable risks;
the different approaches to work-related and non-work related illness and injury management;
whether, and how, to request medical certificates or to involve independent medical experts;
the reasonable limits to suitable duties; reasonable adjustments; rehabilitation; redeployment; and retraining; and
when it is no longer reasonable to continue employment in all the circumstances.