Employers have a vital role and legal responsibility to support an employee back to work as part of the employee's recovery process from ill health, injury or adjusting to disability.
During an employee's absence from work or to support an employee to remain at work through illness or injury, it is recommended that you plan any recommended reasonable adjustments to your workplace to ensure they can return or remain at work safely and healthily.
Before your employee returns to work after a sickness absence, it's important to discuss their health, stage of recovery and whether it may be necessary to make adjustments to your workplace to ensure they can carry out their job safely and effectively.
Find out about the legal requirements that you may need to follow — such as the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Equality Act 2010.
Find out how professional advice can help you to support disabled employees, and employees who been off work, with mental health problems or musculoskeletal disorders.
Find out more about an illness or condition that may affect you or your employees' work.
Find out about the free services on offer that help employers create a healthier, safer and more motivated workforce.