The Disability Rights Caucus (DRC) is happy to share this newly released guide on Return to Work (RTW) that was developed by a team led by Ellen MacEachen at the University of Waterloo.
The guide is meant to be a hands-on resource to help problem-solve challenges in the RTW process. One unexpected finding of this project was that many of the RTW co-ordinators who were interviewed in this study expressed a feeling of burnout. I think that may be related to that the RTW co-ordinators have the responsibility to get the worker back to work, but they don’t have the power to ensure the accommodations planned actually take place – another example of putting a high degree of responsibility on workers but not giving them the control necessary to fulfil expectations that can end up as poor health outcomes for those workers.
You will be asked to identify the reason for your usage and will be redirected to the guide.