Suitable employment for injured employees: A step-by-step guide to assessing suitable employment solutions


What it contains

Supporting your employee to remain at work or return to work helps you and your employee. Employers have legal obligations to provide suitable or pre-injury employment to an employee following a work-related injury or illness and to plan for their return to work. Planning an injured employee's return to work as soon as possible after the injury can help reduce the impact on your employee and your organisation.

This worksheet is a practical guide that steps you through the process of assessing suitable employment options for your emmployee. It covers:

  • your obligations
  • what ‘suitable work’ means
  • a 6-step worksheet to help you figure out what will makes sense for your employees and your workplace
  • what to do if you can’t find suitable work.