Manage legal HR risks, workplace mental health scenarios, return-to-work processes

Brisbane: Tuesday 12th November 
Melbourne: Tuesday 19th November 
Perth: Wednesday 20th November 
Sydney: Thursday 21st November

Facilitated by Norton Rose Fulbright, the 6th annual Managing Ill & Injured Employees workshop returns to Australia this November with refreshed and updated course content. Attend to benefit from an interactive, thorough, and practical review of legal obligations and options for managing employees with medical conditions including insights into relevant case decisions.  

Participants will gain an understanding of their legal rights and obligations around employees suffering from work-related and non-work related illness or injury and be given practical advice on balancing the many competing issues that arise in this area. Recent and significant case law examples will assist attendees to understand the key concepts and how to apply them in practice.
Key reasons to attend:
  • Receive expert advice on how new cases clarify various legal requirements for managing ill and injured workers 
  • Gain insights into your obligations and compliance risks as an employer: The risks and pitfalls  
  • Devise practical strategies to avoid liabilities associated with managing ill and injured employees in a variety of common scenarios 
  • Understand what is required when illness and injury affect the employment relationship and ability of the employee to do their work 
  • Guided steps to design and implement successful return-to-work processes 
  • What you should do if the employee refuses to co-operate, and dealing with medical evidence

Download the brochure for the full program 

Workshop Facilitators

Peta Willoughby

Special Counsel

Norton Rose Fulbright

Beth Kitchener

Special Counsel

Norton Rose Fulbright

Sarah Ralph


Norton Rose Fulbright

Samantha Maddern


Norton Rose Fulbright

Shannon Walker

Senior Associate

Norton Rose Fulbright

View all speakers

Who should attend?

 People who are responsible for managing employees, workplace conflict, disciplinary processes, investigations and terminations including:
  • Safety Managers, Directors, GMs 
  • Occupational Health & Safety Managers & Advisors 
  • Injury Management professionals 
  • Human Resources Managers & Advisors 
  • HR Directors and General Managers 
  • Wellbeing and Wellness Managers 
  • Workplace Rehabilitation Managers 
  • Employee Relations Managers 
  • People & Culture Managers 
  • HR Business Partners 
  • Line Managers/Supervisors/ Team Leaders 
  • In-house Counsel 
  • Risk managers
From across all industries and Government



Why attend?

  • Meeting key legal obligations and responsibilities to manage ill and injured employees in today’s HR landscape 
  • Mental health: considerations relating to workplace stress, bullying, and managing illness 
  • Understanding your obligations under relevant policies 
  • Navigating the complexities of gathering and using medical information 
  • Adopting guidelines relevant for your state 
  • Dealing with medical incapacity: factors, process, risks, and remedies 
  • Managing return-to-work 
  • What to do when in doubt about the legitimacy of illness or injury claims 
  • Running fair investigations 
  • Reviewing relevant legislation and gaining case law insight  

Testimonials from previous delegates:

Save With Our Group Discounts!




5%OFF 10%OFF 15%OFF



The Manging Ill & Injured Workshop will take place in a premium hotel venue in each location's CBD.