Aventedge Workshop: Managing Ill and Injured Workers Masterclass

Date: Friday, 15 May 2015
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venue: Adina Apartment Hotel Perth 33 Mounts Bay Road, Perth

Failing to manage ill and injured employees properly puts employers at risk of the whole spectrum of employment law.

The tangle of legal issues arising from the mismanagement of ill and injured employees, including adverse action claims, discrimination and unfair dismissals, would result in severe reputational and financial damages for both organisation and employers themselves if incidents are not managed properly.

Moreover, decisions in prominent cases such as AIPA v Qantas [2014] involving the employer’s right to request for medical evidence and Grant v BHP Coal Pty Ltd [2014] concerning an injured employee’s dismissal have also reflected the swelling obligation for employers to gain a deeper understanding and higher sensitivity when working with ill and injured employees – or risk becoming exposed when challenged under the law.

To manage these complex workplace situations effectively and ensure that both business needs and employees’ rights are met, it is essential for employers and HR managers to keep up-to-date with the latest legislative changes, new case law, and proven strategies for managing ill and injured employers.

For just one day out of the office, the intensive Managing Ill & Injured Employees Masterclass will provide you with all the information and practical strategies you need to minimise risks and avoid hefty penalties.

You and your organisation will benefit from:

  • Expert advice on how new cases clarify various legal requirements
  • Essential updates of changes in employers’ obligations and compliance risks
  • Practical strategies to avoid liabilities associated with managing ill, injured or chronically absent employees, for instance: managing long term absence, dismissal for medical incapacity, performance management and gathering medical information
  • How to deal with suspected “sickies” and the investigation process
  • Guided steps to design and implement successful return-to-work and rehabilitation processes.

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