Job accommodation

Job accommodations, through modifications or adjustments to job processes, work environments and/or work schedules, are a key component of stay-at-work and return-to-work programs that are designed to ensure workers with work- or non-work-related injuries or illnesses (physical or mental) are able to sustain their employment. IWH conducts a wide range of research in this area, exploring barriers and facilitators to successful job accommodation, as well as disclosure of disability and other complex issues surrounding the accommodation of injured or ill workers. 

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Two women sharing a confidence at work
At Work article

People’s reasons for disclosing episodic disabilities linked to support they receive

Should people with an episodic disability disclose their condition at work? It's a complex decision. This new study looks at people's reasons for disclosing (or not) and explores whether they are linked to outcomes.
Published: February 2, 2021
A blurry image of people at work
At Work article

Workplaces face many complex challenges when managing episodic disabilities: study

Employers are recognizing that they need a new model of disability management to support workers with episodic health conditions, according to a new IWH study. These conditions can raise a host of issues for workplaces, including issues of trust, stigma and privacy.
Published: August 11, 2020
Journal article
Two women sharing a confidence at work
At Work article

People’s reasons for disclosing episodic disabilities linked to support they receive

Should people with an episodic disability disclose their condition at work? It's a complex decision. This new study looks at people's reasons for disclosing (or not) and explores whether they are linked to outcomes.
Published: February 2021
Journal article
Journal article

Getting the message right: evidence-based insights to improve organizational return-to-work communication practices

Published: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, February 2021
Journal article
Journal article

Disability and sex/gender intersections in unmet workplace support needs: findings from a large Canadian survey of workers

Published: American Journal of Industrial Medicine, February 2021
A blurry image of people at work
At Work article

Workplaces face many complex challenges when managing episodic disabilities: study

Employers are recognizing that they need a new model of disability management to support workers with episodic health conditions, according to a new IWH study. These conditions can raise a host of issues for workplaces, including issues of trust, stigma and privacy.
Published: August 2020
Journal article
Journal article
Journal article

Workplace accommodations following work-related mild traumatic brain injury: what works?

Published: Disability and Rehabilitation, February 2020
Journal article
Journal article

Online resources supporting workers with chronic episodic disabilities: an environmental scan

Published: International Journal of Workplace Health Management, January 2020