Prevention procedure; involvement of the integration office
If difficulties arise that could jeopardize the work or employment relationship with a severely disabled person, employers must involve the Integration Office at an early stage.
The prevention procedure is a measure to (permanently) secure the jobs of severely disabled employees and employees with equal rights. The implementation is the responsibility of the employer.
Employers are obliged to carry out prevention in their companies and departments. The obligation applies to all employers, public and private, regardless of the employment obligation.
If difficulties arise in the work or other employment relationship due to personal, behavioral or operational reasons, which could lead to a threat to this relationship, the employer shall involve the representative body for severely disabled persons and the representative bodies named in Section 176 of Book IX of the Social Code as well as the Integration Office of the Bavarian Family and Social Affairs Center (ZBFS-Inclusion Office) as early as possible in order to discuss with them all possibilities and all available assistance for counseling and possible financial benefits with which the difficulties can be eliminated and the work or other employment relationship can be continued as permanently as possible.
In the event of incapacity for work, the employer must take action if employees have been incapacitated for work for six weeks within a twelve-month period. This applies to all employees of the company or department, regardless of whether they are severely disabled or not (for more information, see "Related topics").
The aim of the prevention procedure is to secure the job permanently by eliminating or mitigating the difficulties that have arisen. All possible and reasonable assistance should be used.
Further information on the prevention procedure can be found on the website of the ZBFS Inclusion Office (see "Related links").
Employers must involve the representative body for severely disabled persons, the works council or staff council and the ZBFS Inclusion Office at an early stage when difficulties arise that could jeopardize the work or employment relationship with a severely disabled person.
If you, as an employer, are carrying out a prevention procedure, send the completed contact form (see below) to the integration office responsible for you.
Here, you can describe the difficulties that have arisen and that could endanger the employment relationship. If necessary, attach supporting documents (e.g. medical certificates, documents on an integration procedure that has been carried out).
For employees with a severe disability, the ZBFS Inclusion Office advises on benefits that are suitable for securing the employment relationship. The processing time depends on the individual case.
If applicable, enclose supporting documents (e.g. medical certificates, documents relating to an integration procedure carried out).
Kontaktformular zur Prävention / zum Betrieblichen Eingliederungsmanagement
This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.
Links to more information
Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Familie, Arbeit und Soziales
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