Getting employees back to work

The Government has published a discussion paper seeking views on how best
employers can help workers with health or disability-related issues get back to

The Department for Work and Pensions paper, Developing a Framework for
Vocational Rehabilitation – a discussion paper, is part of the Government’s
plan to develop a framework on vocational rehabilitation.

The consultation will run until 12 July, after which the Government plans to
"establish a new approach to rehabilitation" by late summer, said minister
for work, Jane Kennedy.

The framework, she added, is intended to provide a lead to industry on
vocational rehabilitation, to improve practices and understanding and to
provide longer-term help for those involved in this area.

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