Providing suitable employment

If you are injured at work and have some capacity to return to work, your employer must provide you with suitable employment. Suitable employment is employment for which you are fit and able to complete and, as far as reasonably practicable, the same or similar to your pre-injury employment.

When considering suitable employment options which may be available with your employer, your case manager must take into consideration your:

  • capacity to work and previous employment
  • age, education, skills and work experience
  • place of residence
  • medical history
  • requirements of your return to work plan
  • any other relevant information.

If you believe your employer has failed to make reasonable efforts to identify and offer you suitable employment in your workplace you can: