Temporary Light Duty

Departmental Responsibility: Office of Human Resources
Topic: Temporary Light Duty Return to Work Program
Policy: Temporary Light Duty
Effective: October 01, 1985
Last Revised Date: September 18, 2014

Temporary Light Duty Return to Work Program

Goal:
To provide light work duty for employees after a work related injury that requires restricted duty.

Eligibility:
All Clemson University employees.

Process:
Each department should provide temporary, alternative work for employees whose physician allows them to return to work with restrictions, while they are recovering from a work related injury. If the employee's department cannot provide an alternative job, the supervisor must contact the Office of Risk Management for an alternative work assignment in another department.

If an employee refuses the alternative job then workers’ compensation benefits may be terminated. Funding of the employee's salary and leave accrual will remain in the home department. The employee's supervisor and Office of Risk Management will review the alternative job assignment and the employee’s restrictions at the end of thirty (30) calendar days to determine whether the alternative assignment is still necessary or appropriate.


Related Documents:
Worker's Compensation



THE LANGUAGE USED IN THIS DOCUMENT DOES NOT CREATE AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT BETWEEN THE EMPLOYEE AND THE AGENCY. THE DOCUMENT DOES NOT CREATE ANY CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS OR ENTITLEMENTS. THE AGENCY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVISE THE CONTENT OF THIS DOCUMENT, IN WHOLE OR IN PART. NO PROMISES OR ASSURANCES, WHETHER WRITTEN OR ORAL, WHICH ARE CONTRARY OR INCONSISTENT WITH THE TERMS OF THIS PARAGRAPH CREATE ANY CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

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