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Supporting a successful return to work

"With maternity, parental or even short medical leaves, the timing and reasons for an employee’s extended absence are generally well understood and straightforward to accommodate. The entire team may rally around the employee, sometimes showing support with small gatherings making him or her feel valued. As a manager, the obligations may require you to hire a contract role to backfill for the employee who is away, or redistribute the workload to cover things off.

In scenarios where employees have been absent for extended periods resulting from treatments for addiction, mental health disorder(s), and/or physical injuries, the factors and considerations to take into account are often more complex and require careful planning on your part."

Read "Supporting a successful return to work" from your NSLAP provider, Homewood Health™.

Visit the NSLAP website at For more information and support with supporting returns to work, along with resources and counselling to improve your health and wellness, register with Homewood Health Please note that NSLAP is your “company” name when you register. Call in confidence, 24 hours a day: 1 866 299 1299 (within Nova Scotia) | (Visit the NSLAP website for details about calling from outside Nova Scotia) | 1 866 398 9505 (en français) | 1 888 384 1152 (TTY).