return to work


: to start working at one's job again
She plans to return to work in four months.

Examples of return to work in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In late May, Patten’s doctor cleared him to return to work, but the state put him on paid administrative leave — the only option available at the time, McKee said. Brian Amaral,, 16 June 2023 About 250 miners returned to work at Warrior Met Coal after the United Mine Workers of America made an unconditional return to work offer earlier this year, putting an end to the longest strike in Alabama history. William Thornton |, al, 16 June 2023 The union said employees, including special education assistants, cafeteria workers and gardeners, would return to work on Friday. Christopher Weber, ajc, 24 Mar. 2023 Hunt will introduce a significant reform to the welfare system to ensure that claimants can return to work without the fear of losing benefits support. Julia Malleck, Quartz, 14 Mar. 2023 That said, few who resigned did so while planning to return to work. Nate Bennett, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2023 The plant is expected to return to work on Feb. 20. Olivia Evans, The Courier-Journal, 16 Feb. 2023 After four workers were terminated, county janitors employed by Nova went on strike last week, then agreed to return to work after county officials pledged to investigate. San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Jan. 2023 Nurses at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and Mount Sinai in Manhattan will return to work after the hospitals agreed to add staffing and improve working conditions. Jenny Gross, New York Times, 12 Jan. 2023 See More

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“Return to work.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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