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How can we help a worker with a non-work-related injury return to work?

Question: Our maintenance worker suffered a serious brain tumor and was off work for 4 months. There is no suggestion whatsoever that the brain tumor is work-related.

The worker received clearance from his doctor to commence light duties upon his return to work and the worker also gave us a letter indicating that he voluntarily wished to return to work on a gradual basis.

He had been coming to work when he felt well enough for increasing numbers of hours, until a month ago, when he had a relapse. He has been off work ever since. He is now considering returning for a few hours at a time. We are trying to do the best for his return and recovery. What do you recommend?

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