Breast cancer can be unpredictable, so it is important to devise a flexible joint return to work plan. This process allows both you and your employee to discuss and agree the best way forward.
The plan should be regularly reviewed and amended as appropriate.
If we want great work outcomes within our organisation, we need to support people to be the best that they can be, and that includes people who have an illness.
Reasonable adjustments may help ease your employee back into the workplace, e.g. flexible working hours, or planning a phased return to work.
It’s important to involve your employee in these conversations, to ensure collaborative decision making.
Developing a work and breast cancer plan (or a return to work plan) is an important step to put in place before your employee comes back.
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