This session will describe the return to work process in complicated cases with the factors that have the potential to impact the success of the work return for the employer and employee. Using case studies, we will discuss return to work planning when the worker begins medical leave, assessing physical demands of the job, including fitness for duty, and review of purpose and type of accommodations.
Discuss the factors impacting a “returning to the workplace” employee.
Outline the health assessments needed to validate the employee’s ability to return.
Describe the disability case management skills utilized in work return processes.