When an employee is unable to return to work due to an injury or illness, this greatly affects not only that person but the organization as a whole. And many times it is difficult to see the possibilities available in returning someone to work because as the employer you are so close to the situation it can be difficult to gain perspective.
At Pelletier & Associates we have over 20 years of experience helping employers manage disability in the workplace. Whether dealing with a workers’ compensation case, an ADA accommodation or an Interactive Process meeting we have the tools and expertise to help you deal with the diverse issues found in managing disability in the workplace. Our Workers’ Compensation services are focused on providing you with the services needed to move the process along. Whether this is an Ergonomic Evaluation for Workers’ Compensation, a Job Analysis or even Vocational Rehabilitation Services to assist injured workers to return to employment we have the experience and training needed to get the job done. Our Return-to-Work Services focus on developing useful Job Descriptions to use in the job accommodation process and facilitation of the Interactive Process that is a necessary component in return-to-work. We also provide Training for employers on topics such as Return-to-Work and the Interactive Process so that your staff can be made aware of their responsibilities.
Although the overall number of individuals in the workforce has declined charges of discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have been on the rise for the last four years. In 2009, American businesses paid out more than sixty seven million dollars in monetary benefits to workers of these lawsuits. Many of these cases were brought forth due to a lack of workplace accommodation. With these types of court judgments, it is in every company’s best interest to make sure that they are following all of the requisite procedures when dealing with job accommodations for disabled employees in the workplace. And the definition of disability has been expanded, so it is even more important to rely on experts in the field to safeguard your company’s standing.
Let Pelletier & Associates work with your organization to help you manage your responsibilities when it comes to disability in the workplace. Our expertise and years of experience will offer you the confidence you need when navigating these complex waters.
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