Best Practice in Rehabilitating Employees Following Absence Due to Work-Related Stress

Thomson L, Rick J, Neathey F | Research Report RR138 | Health and Safety Executive | Jun 2003

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This report identifies specific examples of best practice following absence due to stress-related illness, and various factors that influence its effectiveness.

This will provide employers not only with information on different types of practices, and the evidence of their effectiveness, but also any specific elements that contribute to this effectiveness.

The research highlights any costs and benefits of rehabilitation practices that are identified. It considers the historical development of any rehabilitation practices within the case study organisations, and describes the key factors influencing the development of procedures.

This information will be important in encouraging other employers to develop their own rehabilitation practices.