The purpose of this paper is to analyze the employers’ responsibilities for rehabilitation of
employees in Sweden, who due to illness or injury are unable to work. The process of the
rehabilitation will be analyzed in a gender perspective. A minor comparative study about
rehabilitation in Denmark will also be carried out. The purpose is to see how the process of
the rehabilitation is designed for those who due to illness or injury are unable to work, which
factors that affects the rehabilitation and which differences there are between Denmark and
Sweden regarding the employers responibility for rehabilitation. A juridical method has been
used for in this study.
It is mainly the social insurance office, the employer and the employee who have the
responsibilities for the process of the rehabilitation. The social insurance offices foremost
function is to coordinate and supervise the efforts, which are needed for the rehabilitation.
The employers shall take actions which are needed for an effective rehabilitation, have
responsibility for the systematic work environment management and give the social insurance
office the information that is needed. The employees responsibility is to participate in the
planning of the rehabilitation and in the actual rehabilitation as good as possible.
There are many factors which affect the rehabilitation for those who due to illness or injury
are unable to work. It can for example be the employees own participation in the
rehabilitation, the systematic work environment management and the size of the company.
There are differences between Sweden and Denmark regarding the employers responsibility
for the rehabilitation. The most important difference is that the employer in Denmark does not
have any responsibilities for the rehabilitation. There is also a difference between the
countries in the employment security.
Work environment, rehabilitation, the employers responsibility for the
Arbetsgivarens rehabiliteringsansvar, arbetsmiljö, rehabilitering, systematiskt arbetsmiljöarbete