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Return to work is not colour blind — examining racial inequality in RTW processes

Lauren Finestone

A study reveals that workers of colour are less likely to return to work after illness or injury.

We know from studies that workers of colour are often employed in jobs with hazardous conditions and high physical and psychological demands. We also know they face more frequent, severe and disabling work-related or non-work-related injuries and illnesses than their white counterparts.  But although these workers carry a disproportionate burden of injury and illness, it’s not clear how race and ethnicity affect the process of returni...

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Published 04 September, 2023