Managing Fitness for Work During Recruitment Webinar


Event Details

24 February 2020, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Employers have an overarching duty under work health and safety legislation to provide and maintain, so far as is reasonably practicable, a working environment that is safe and without risks to health. Central to this duty is ensuring that employees are fit to attend work.

Where employees have physical and/or psychological conditions, this may impact their ability to perform work safely, potentially giving rise to an exacerbation of the condition and/or further injury. Additionally, this can in turn have a significant impact on other workers, productivity and your business’ bottom line.

It is therefore crucial to ensure in recruitment processes that prospective employees are fit to fulfil the inherent requirements of the role they are applying for.

Understanding legal and practical issues associated with ensuring your workforce is fit for work creates a challenge for your Managers, Directors and HR team.

This webinar will cover:

  • The types of issues that can impact on fitness for work, both work related and outside of work.
  • The interplay of different laws such as WHS, discrimination and workers compensation.
  • Opportunities to assess fitness for work as part of pre-employment processes.
  • Discuss the importance of defining the inherent requirements of a role.
  • Explain what to include in workplace contracts, policies and procedures.
  • Provide practical strategies for minimising legal and practical risks.

After this webinar participants should be able to:

  • Understand how WHS, Worker Compensation, and equal opportunity laws each impact on issues associated with fitness for work in recruitment.
  • Understand what is meant by “the inherent requirements” of a position.
  • Understand employers’ rights to assess fitness for work as part of pre-employment processes.
  • Understand how to have conversations that generate the best outcome for the employee and the business.

This webinar will be presented by Georgie Chapman, Partner at HR Legal and Brianna Cattanach, Principal Consultant at Gallagher Workplace Risk.

Event Details:

Delivery: Online
Date:  Monday, 24 February 2020
Time:  12:30pm to 1:30pm
Cost:  Free


Our seminars, webinars and workshops are for the benefit of those working in organisations who are seeking learning and development opportunities in employment law and workplace safety. As per this, we do not allow competitors to attend our seminars. HR Legal reserves the right to cancel the registration of those who may be a competitor to our organisation. Please note that if we note that your organisation offers similar services to ours we will cancel your registration. 

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