Employers – As an employer, am I required to keep the injured worker’s job open?

Under the Act, you must keep an injured worker’s position available during the worker’s incapacity, where reasonably practicable, for 12 months from the day the worker is entitled to receive weekly payments. If the injured worker attains partial or total capacity to work during this time, you must provide their original position, where reasonably practicable, or another of equal status and pay for which they are qualified and capable of performing. During the 12 month period, if you intend to dismiss the injured worker, 28 days notice of that intention must be given to the worker and to WorkCover WA. This is to be done on a prescribed form available from WorkCover WA or from your insurer.

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