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Health Management - Return To Work - No restrictions

Human Resources

Health
Management

Health Management

No restrictions

Returning from Sickness and Accident (S&A) or Long Term Disability (LTD) or WCB without modifications or restrictions

In this situation, an employee has been cleared by their doctor to return to the work they were doing before they booked off.

Getting medical clearance for return

Before an employee returns to work, they need to be cleared by a doctor which will be communicated to the supervisor by either the benefits provider (Homewood Health for S&A) or by the Return to Work Coordinator (via Great West Life for LTD or WCB for work related injuries).

Pass along the information

For S & A

The Homewood Health case manager provide notification to the supervisor and Return to Work Coordinator confirming the date the employee is able to return to work. The employee and supervisor should have been in communication throughout the absence, unless there is an exceptional circumstance. The employee will update their supervisor on their return to work date in advance.

If a supervisor has any questions or concerns that the employee can’t or doesn’t address, the supervisor can contact Homewood Health.

The supervisor notifies payroll when the employee is returning so that there is no interruption in payment when it transitions from Homewood Health to the City.

For Long Term Disability

The Great-West Life case manager provide notification to the employee and Return to Work Coordinator confirming the date the employee is able to return to work. The employee and supervisor will have been in communication throughout the absence, unless there is an exceptional circumstance. The employee has provided updates on their return to work date in advance.

The Return to Work Coordinator will also confirm with the supervisor the date the employee is returning to work (without restrictions).

The supervisor notifies their applicable payroll contact when the employee is returning so that there is no interruption in their employee’s pay.

For WCB

The WCB case manager provides notification to the employee and Return to Work Coordinator confirming the date the employee is able to return to work. The employee and leader remain in contract throughout the absence, unless there is an exceptional circumstance. The employee has provided updates on their return to work date in advance.

The Return to Work Coordinator will also confirm with the supervisor the date the employee is returning to work (without restrictions).

The supervisor notifies their applicable payroll contact when the employee is returning so that there is no interruption in payment.

Once cleared for work, it is expected that the employee returns to work on their next scheduled shift, ideally within one day.

Return to work plan

In cases where there are no restrictions, the return to work plan is straight forward. For the most part, the supervisor handles the transition of the employee back to the workplace.

Who can help?

Human Resources

403-268-5800

Homewood Health

Direct Tel: 403-705-2024
Toll Free: 1-800-472-4904
Fax: 1-866-460-4645
www.homewoodhealth.com

Great-West Life: Calgary Disability Management Services Office

Phone: 403-515-5900
Fax: 403-234-7565
Toll free: 1-866-221-8524
www.greatwestlife.com



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