Return-to-work: Bosses shouldn't play doctor.

When an employee returns after a long illness or injury, managers shouldn't make their own arbitrary decisions about whether the person can still handle the job.

Instead, they should make the call based on medical certifications, and they should certainly never terminate without talking to HR.

By regarding an employee as disabled, you automatically make them eligible for job protections under the ADA.

Recent case: Michael returned to work about a month after spending 17 days in the hospital on a respirator. Michael told his boss he was cleared to work, but...

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