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Section 9: Will you use Return-to-Work Agreements?
A Return-to-Work Agreement (RTWA) is a written document that sets forth the expectations that the employer and the employee assistance/medical professional have of an employee who has completed mandated treatment for alcohol and/or drug problems. It also sets forth the consequences if the expectations are not met. This agreement should be used if an employee has violated the drug-free workplace policy and has been provided the opportunity to participate in rehabilitation as a condition of continued or re-employment.
Developing a RTWA requires:
- Coordination between the employee, employer, union, Employee Assistance Program and/or treatment professionals.
- Compliance with the organization's policies and legal obligations, as well as medical recommendations.
- Prior notification through company policy that a RTWA would be expected as a condition of continued employment.
Select the following option if you would like to include a RTWA in your policy statement: