When it comes to return to work (RTW), programs can’t be considered only from a unilateral perspective. For a complete and compliant approach, RTW programs must encompass the interactive process, the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and applicable state statutes that address reasonable accommodations.
For far too long, the landscape of RTW programs has only been associated with workers’ compensation injuries, but employers may find themselves trudging through dangerous terrain if they maintain this narrow focus. Courts will look to punish those who do not engage ADA rules and the interactive process in their analysis of injured or ill employees, whether in a workers’ compensation or other absence scenario.
In this session, Kimberly Webb, JD, Director of National Technical Compliance – ADA for Sedgwick, helped employers understand types and components of RTW programs, and explored ways to return employees to work while still satisfying obligations under the ADA.
- Kimberly Webb, JD, Director, National Technical Compliance – Accommodations, Sedgwick
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