What is a rehabilitation center?
Rehabilitation, in this case, refers to physical medicine and rehabilitation. It does not refer to substance abuse or criminal rehabilitation.
Physical medicine and rehabilitation includes various therapies to help a person restore function after illness or injury. These therapies can include
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
A rehabilitation center will offer one or more of these therapies on premises. A rehabilitation center may be outpatient only. Some hospitals offer in-patient rehabilitation.What are Reasonable Job Accommodations for People with Disabilities?
A reasonable accommodation is any change or adjustment to a job or work environment that permits a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to participate in the job application process, to perform the essential functions of a job, or to enjoy benefits and privileges of employment equal to those enjoyed by employees without disabilities. Examples of reasonable accommodations may include:
- providing or modifying equipment or devices
- job restructuring
- part-time or modified work schedules (work flex)
- reassignment to a vacant position
- adjusting or modifying examinations, training materials, or policies
- providing readers and interpreters
- making the workplace readily accessible to and usable by people with disabilities
An employer is required to provide a reasonable accommodation to a qualified applicant or employee with a disability unless the employer can show that the accommodation would be an undue hardship — that is, that it would require significant difficulty or expense.