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Unfair dismissal protections for injured workers

Best practice

Inform supervisors, managers, and injured workers that an employer cannot dismiss a worker due to a work-related injury within 12 months of that injury.

Why this is important

Did you know that employers may be fined if they dismiss a worker because they can’t return to a role in the business within 12-months of the injury occurring?

If a worker is dismissed, they have the right to ask to return to their job within 12 months of a work-related injury, providing they have a doctor’s work capacity certificate confirming they are fit to return.

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