When a worker is ill or injured, there a number of areas of law which come into play including employment, safety, and workers' compensation. This multifaceted legal nature, combined with the extensive legal protections afforded to such workers (in relation to unfair dismissal, general protections, discrimination, privacy and work health and safety), can sometimes make the management of injured workers a particularly complex area for employers. Unfortunately, failure by employers to properly navigate these protections can result in a range of unintended consequences and significant repercussions both culturally and commercially.
Join DWF's Matthew Smith, Damian Hegarty, and Carmen Chapman for an interactive webinar as they examine the legislative framework that impacts injured employee management, and provide practical strategies to manage injured workers.
The webinar will cover:
- the legal risks associated with managing injured workers from an employment and safety perspective;
- strategies for managing absences, return-to-work and workers' compensation claims;
- tips for minimising the risk of unfair dismissal, adverse action, bullying and discrimination claims; and
- recent developments.
You will have the opportunity to ask your own questions for this webinar by submitting them in advance to Elizabeth Kelly by 5pm AEST on Monday, 5 October 2020. You can also submit questions during the live webinar.
We hope you can join us for what will be an interactive and informative webinar.