Keep their job open

You must keep your injured worker's job available for them to return to for 12 months, unless:

  • there is medical evidence that it is highly unlikely the worker will be able to do their pre-injury job, or
  • their pre-injury job is no longer required.

If you decide to terminate a worker's employment for either of these reasons, you must tell the worker and your insurer in writing of the reasons.

However, terminating a worker's employment does not necessarily mean your obligations to the worker for injury management and compensation cease.

You must also bear in mind any relevant industrial relations law relating to termination of employment.