Long-Term Injured Workers

Long-term injured workers can present a challenge to an organisation, including meeting obligations under workers compensation and safety legislation, anti-discrimination laws, managing return to work arrangements and the impact on the working environment. Further, confronting the difficult decision to terminate employment can raise many legal risks.

Understanding these considerations is fundamental in managing risks, and reinforces the needs for organisations to proactively manage fitness for work to avoid adverse outcomes for individuals, as well as the business.

This training course covers:

  • The obligations of a business to long-term injured workers
  • Legal risks involved in termination of a long-term injured worker
  • Practical strategies for minimising legal risk.

Training Course Duration

2.5 hours

Learning Outcomes

After this training course participants should be able to:

  • Explain the responsibilities and risks involved with managing an injured worker
  • Explain the importance of defining the Inherent Requirements of the Job for a position
  • Explain the importance of pre-employment screening in addition to functional capacity assessments
  • Discuss why, when and how to conduct assessments of capacity
  • Discuss how to avoid a successful discrimination, general protections or unfair dismissal claim relating to a long term injured worker
  • Implement practices to minimise the legal and other risks involved when managing a long term injured worker.

Training Delivery

This training course is developed and delivered by leading workplace lawyers.

We use handouts, case studies and allow time for questions and problem solving to ensure participants gain practical knowledge.

We do not offer this training course as a public offering. If you would like to enquire about running this training in-house for your organisation of a work team, please fill in the private courses form.

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