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Return to work

Preparing to return to work after an extended absence can raise many questions. In this section, you will find the explanations you need to make sure that the return to work takes place in the best possible conditions.

Workers are protected when they return to work after an absence, an illness or an accident.
Workers who have an employment injury are entitled to rehabilitation services if they need them.
The employer has the obligation to accommodate the worker to facilitate his gradual return to work.
A temporary assignment allows the employer to assign work to the worker until they are able to do their job again.
The employer must complete a request to the CNESST to offer a temporary assignment to a worker.
The employer must show that they have made real and reasonable efforts to reinstate a worker in their organization.
For the duty to accommodate, the employer can show that the accommodation imposes an undue hardship.