Managing an Ill or Injured Employee: Inherent Requirements Determination (Checklist)

This Practical Law Australia Employment Law checklist outlines the process for determining the ability of an ill or injured employee to perform the inherent requirements of the position.

Table of contents

  • Identify the inherent or core requirements of the position
  • Consider the medical information which has already been provided by the employee is adequate and whether it will be reasonable to request
    additional medical information
  • Outline the employer’s concerns regarding capacity to perform the inherent requirements of the position to the employee
  • Explain the process for determining the employee’s capacity to perform the inherent requirements of the position
  • Send a letter to the employee outlining the process for determining the employee’s capacity to perform the inherent requirements of the position
  • Assess the employee’s capacity to perform the inherent requirements of the position and any reasonable adjustments
  • Objectively assess the employee’s capacity to perform the inherent requirements of the position and any reasonable adjustments in consultation
  • Assess whether the employee is meeting the inherent requirements of the position, with any identified reasonable adjustments

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