Who needs a Return to Work Certificate?
A Return to Work Certificate is required by an employee who has been over seven days off work and needs to prove that their absence has reasonable grounds. The Return to Work Certificate is to be filled out by this person’s doctor - a physician.
What is Return to Work Certificate for?
The Return to Work Certificate aim to confirm an employee's sickness that made them miss a number of workdays, but now they are fit for work again. There may be some limits and restrictions provided on this form to inform the employee and their employer of necessary measures or amendments to make.
Also, this form is to ensure that an employee will be paid a sick leave according to the company policy, though.
Is accompanied by other forms?
Other evidence if they are required to be provided in this case, should be clearly established in the company policy, as well.
When is due?
The completed and dated Return to Work Doctor’s Form must be delivered to the employee’s human resources department (or on request) before or on the day a person got back to work.
How do I fill out ?
The Certificate should indicate the following:
- The employee (who is a patient), their age and phone number
- The company
- Date of illness or injury
- Ability to return to work
- Limits and restrictions
- Doctor’s name, signature and contact information
Where do I send ?
A submitter should send The Return to Work Certificate to the competent department or the employee’s supervisor.