Is it mandatory for employers to follow the recommendations in a return-to-work plan provided by the Fit for Work service?

No. If an employee is referred to the Fit for Work service by his or her employer or GP for an occupational health assessment, he or she will be provided with a return-to-work plan, which can include recommendations for steps that the employer could take to help the employee return to work, but it is not mandatory for the employer to follow these recommendations.