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The purpose of rehabilitation is to return the person who has suffered a reduction in physical or mental performance to the best possible functional capacity, taking into account the requirements and possibilities of the business. In order for the rehabilitation to achieve a good result, it is important that it starts as early as possible.

Responsibility for the rehabilitation

If you have a reduction in your work ability, it is your manager that has the responsibility for the rehabilitation throughout the rehabilitation process. To ensure that you get a good return to your work, it is important that you take initiative and are active and participate in your rehabilitation. You should therefore provide the information needed to identify rehabilitation needs and participate in the planning of your rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation plan

As a manager you should make a rehabilitation plan, in consultation with the employee when:

  • the employee is expected to be on sick leave for at least 60 days from the first day of the period of illness. The plan must be prepared no later than day 30 of the period of illness.
  • an employee has been ill six times during a 12-month period.
  • the employee requests it.
  • the employer considers it necessary.

The plan is primarily a support for the rehabilitation work in the workplace and will facilitate an early return to work. The plan can also be a basis for the Swedish Social Insurance Agency's (Försäkringskassan) handling of sick leave and rehabilitation matters.

It is the manager that is responsible for the documentation of the rehabilitation process. The documentation should be from meetings (also canceled), agreements, planning, evaluation and discussion.

It is important that you feel that the material and the information in the rehabilitation is handled carefully by all participants. Secrecy must be considered in these cases.

Template for the plan for adaptation and rehabilitation

KTH has developed a template for the plan for adaptation and rehabilitation to be drawn up by the immediate manager together with the employee. The HR function at the schools is a managerial support and can participate in these meetings. The plan is a basis for the manager and employee to be able to follow up on the adaptations that are made, as well as to clarify the work tasks that the employee performs during hers/his rehabilitation. The template is currently only available in swedish. 

Template for adaptation and rehabilitation (SWE) (pdf 623 kB) .

Who does what?

  • The employee's responsibility is to provide information on adaptation and rehabilitation needs, participate in planning and participating in rehabilitation.
  • The HR function is a specialist resource that can provide advice and support throughout the rehabilitation process.
  • Trade unions are a support for the individual member. You have the right to have a union representative in the rehabilitation meetings. A safety officer can also act as support.
  • Occupational health care is a specialist resource that can provide advice and support throughout the rehabilitation process.
  • Försäkringskassan can provide funds for operating equipment and travel costs.