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When suitable work does not have to be provided

You don’t need to provide suitable work to a worker with current work capacity when:

  • it is not reasonably practicable to do so
  • the worker voluntarily left employment, either before or after the start of the incapacity for work
  • you terminated the worker’s employment for a reason not related to the injury.

It is an offence to dismiss a worker because of a work related injury within six months from when they first become unfit as a result of the injury.