Employees who are unable to perform their normal job for ANY reason will be offered a limited duty position at the Company if possible. This is to help employees maintain their employment status and recover at the worksite rather than at home for otherwise non-serious illnesses or injuries.
The human resources manager will speak to the employee’s physician and build a customized limited duty job to be performed for only a limited time until the employee can return to regular duty without restrictions.
The employee may always refuse such offers of limited work, however doing so may affect their ability to continue to collect against workers’ compensation, disability or unemployment benefits.
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