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Two million employees at risk of losing their employment due to ill health

Two million employees at risk of losing their employment due to ill health

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S ccording to a report by the general Inspectorate of social affairs (Igas), between “one to two million workers could lose their jobs in the short or medium term due to a health problem or disability”, or 5 to 10% of the employees.

Between one to two million workers could lose their jobs in the short or medium term due to a health problem or disability”, or 5 to 10% of the employees considers the Inspection générale des affaires sociales, Igas in a report recommending a best prevention of the “removal and professional”.

This population, “little understood, is likely to grow with the ageing of the working population,” says the general Inspectorate of social affairs in a report commissioned by the ministers of Labour and Health of the backtracking previous one.

This estimate is based on the number of employees receiving recognition administrative of their disability (900 000 people) and one of the employees partially fit or unfit to work. In 2012, approximately 850 000 notice of aptitude with reserve and 160 000 notice of incapacity has been pronounced by the doctors work for private employees, indicates the Igas.

recommendations

The osteoarticular pathologies, and the mental and behavioural disorders account for 75% of the pathologies at the origin of the opinion of incapacity. In two cases out of three, the origin of these pathologies is not professional. To avoid job losses and downgrades, and to ensure a better support of these employees, the Igas formula thirty recommendations from the maintenance of the relationship between employers and employees during work stoppages, for the strengthening of occupational health services (occupational medicine), through the merger, by way of simplification, the devices of the part-time therapeutic and the light work.

information need

“The need for information on the role of different actors (business, the doctor of the work, the bodies of social protection, the fund for the vocational integration of disabled workers, etc.) are still badly covered,” says in addition to the report, recommending the launch of a “communication plan on the prevention of disinsertion professional”.

in this respect, the Igas recommends that the reform of vocational training, in preparation, to take into account the persons restricted in their work by an illness or disability in order to “better provide access to training”.


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