WSIB Return to Work – The Duty to Cooperate
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board requires employers to have a return to work program in the event that a worker is injured or ill due to a work related incident. A return to work program helps to facilitate the return of an injured/ill worker to work by providing accommodation where necessary. Having an effective Return to Work program ensures the dignity and productivity of a worker. All workplace parties have a duty to cooperate in the return to work process. These obligations to cooperate include:
- initiating early contact
- maintaining appropriate communication throughout the worker’s recovery
- identifying and securing work reintegration opportunities for the worker
- giving the WSIB all relevant information concerning the worker’s work reintegration, and
- notifying the WSIB of any dispute or disagreement concerning the worker’s work reintegration.
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