Employers may want to take advantage of a new online toolkit to facilitate the return-to-work process for employees following a disability-related leave of absence. The toolkit is intended to provide guidance to both employees and employers with the goal of getting employees back to work as soon as possible. The employer toolkit includes tips for possible accommodations, such as changes to work duties or schedules. The site also includes suggestions for ways to reduce workers’ compensation costs and improve workplace safety.
If you need specific information on how to accommodate an employee with a disability, be sure to check out the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). JAN is a free service with an unmatched library of informative resources.