What should my employer do to help me further?

Your employer is legally obliged to make 'reasonable adjustments' to help you to return to work. What is considered reasonable depends on your particular case.

Depending on your personal circumstances, your employer may need expert medical advice to make sure the support offered is appropriate – for example from your GP or a disability support worker.

Obtain your organisation's written procedures (if there are any) on supporting people with a disability. You must be fully consulted and involved in the adjustment process at every stage. Many employers prepare a written return-to-work agreement with their employees as the basis of a return to work.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.