My employer wants me to return to work, but I am concerned. What can I do?

For most workplaces, the transition back to work will be phased in order to meet physical distancing requirements, though employers are able to decide which employees should return first.


Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth), for employees with a disability, including those who are immunocompromised, workplaces do need to consider and make reasonable adjustments to ensure employees are able to perform their role in a productive and safe environment.


If you are immunocompromised or your treatment team has recommended you continue working from home, then you may need a letter from your doctor explaining your individual circumstances, and the high level of risk posed to you. It is best to first discuss this with your manager or your workplaces human resources department.


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