Adjustments for Injured Workers

Adjustments for Injured Workers

The inherent requirements of the role are the main area to consider in determining if an adjustment is reasonable in the context of an injured worker. Some key items that need to be taken into account include the job description, the actual tasks performed, and what is contained in the employee’s employment contract;

Obtaining a medical opinion is essential if you are suggesting an employee cannot perform the inherent requirements of their role. This is because the impact of that decision is enormous on both you and the employee.

So after asking yourself if an employee is genuinely able to meet the inherent requirements of their role, you may need to make adjustments to the employee’s workplace, duties or work hours.

There may be no clear cut answer as review the requirements for adjustments. This is exactly why speaking to someone at HR Central can help you find the best solution for you and the employee impacted.



Michael O'Shaughnessy

Michael is a specialist in all things HR. With vast HR experience in the USA and Australia, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and advice to HR Central. When he's not blogging for HR Central you can find him out for dinner in one of Melbourne's newest restaurants.

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