Managing Ill and Injured Employees


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This is perhaps one of the more complex areas of employee management as it requires the employer to understand the nature and extent of an injury or illness suffered by an employee, how this impacts upon their ability to return to the role for which they are employed, and the consequential business impacts.

It is an area fraught with emotion and further complicated by the intersection of workers’ compensation laws, discrimination laws and unfair dismissal laws, where every step that an employer takes in the management process can be subject to challenge.

Who should attend our Managing Ill and Injured Employees workshop?

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Legal staff
  • Human resources staff
  • Anyone with responsibility for managing ill and injured employees.
What we'll cover

We will unpack some of the complexity surrounding this issue and address some recent case law developments in this space, including:

  • The legislative framework that impacts upon managing ill and injured employees
  • How to address and respond to a sudden change in a worker’s medical status
  • How to engage properly with a worker who cannot perform their role because of medical incapacity
  • Practical strategies for managing long-term absences, return to work and rehabilitation process and requesting medical evidence
  • Managing and responding to workers' compensation claims.
What you'll learn

You’ll be able to:

  • Identify the legislative restrictions and legal risks that arise when managing ill and injured employees
  • Avoid procedural deficiencies and minimise the risk of discrimination, bullying, unfair dismissal, adverse action and workers’ compensation claims
  • Develop practical strategies to minimise the risk of claims, and promote a safe and healthy workplace with increased productivity and positive team relationships 
  • Actively manage and respond to workers’ compensation claims.
Event Details
Dates are scheduled on a needs basis. 
To register your interest please email
or click the registration button below.
8.15am for 8.30am - 12.45pm
Cost: Inc GST
$687 per person
$618 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$584 per person if in a group of three or more 
Clayton Utz Brisbane 
Level 28, 71 Eagle Street 
Further information:
Phone 1800 882 110

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Support when you need it the most

As a participant of our program you'll have comfort in knowing that you can depend on us for ongoing support. Whether it be two weeks or two years after the workshop, you can call us at any time for a short, no-cost consultation.