Accommodating disabled workers is tricky and an area in which many companies make mistakes—and expose themselves to liability as a result.
Accommodations is an issue that can arise when an injured worker is returning to work and can’t do the job he used to do before he got hurt. In that case, do you have to create a job to accommodate this worker?
For answers to this and other accommodation questions, attend our webinar on June 19 in which Ryan J. Conlin and Allison L. Taylor from Stringer LLP will navigate you through the legal process of accommodating disabled workers.
The webinar will answer questions such as:
- To what extent must an employer “create” a position to temporarily or permanently accommodate a disabled worker?
- Does the company’s benefit from a modified position have any legal impact?
- Can a worker demand a particular accommodated position?
- Can a worker reject an accommodated position that’s clearly within his functional abilities?
- Are employers entitled to rely on WSIB decisions with respect to work suitability?
OHS Insider Pro Members can attend this valuable webinar for FREE but must register.
Non-Pro members can buy a seat for this webinar online.
In meantime, OHS Insider has information, resources and tools on return to work and accommodations, including:
- How to Comply with RTW Requirements
- Brief Your CEO: How Far Return-to-Work Programs Must Go to ‘Accommodate’ Injured Workers
- The Role of Co-Workers in a Successful RTW Program
- Model Return to Work Plan
- Model Return to Work Closure Report
- Recorded webinar on the Ontario return-to-work rules
- Using Supervisors to Improve the Return-to-Work Process, Part 1
- Supervisors and the Return-to-Work Process, Part 2.