An employer's willingness to return a disabled employee to work with an accommodation is often dependent on a variety of factors, including the type of accommodation that is needed and whether or not such an accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the business. 

A vocational rehabilitation counselor is experienced at helping identify appropriate accommodations that have minimal impact on the operation of a business. Often, vocational counselors are able to return disabled employees to work with relatively minor accommodations. Working with a vocational counselor is win-win. You retain your talent and help maintain regulatory compliance while also demonstrating a commitment to returning employees to wellness.

The role of the vocational rehabilitation counselor

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