Case Study
Measure to preserve a workplace for a clerk suffering from a disease of the bowels at a haulage company


It is a moving and transport company with 44 employees. The business owner applied to the Integration and Inclusion Office for approval of an employee's dismissal, as they can no longer be used to manually transport loads due to a chronic illness or disability.

Disability and functional restriction of the employee:

The man has a chronic bowel disease and is severely disabled. He should not be used for activities that require heavy and frequent lifting and carrying as well as the use of certain postures. This is especially true for activities in a bent or stooped posture, as this results in pressure in the abdominal area.


The man works as a transport helper for the moving and transport company.

Workplace and work organization:

As part of his work, the employee had to manually transport (lift and carry) furniture, moving boxes, household items, etc., sometimes in forced postures. So that the dismissal could be avoided, the employee was transferred or a change in tasks was decided. In connection with this, a vehicle or carrier vehicle with a furniture lift was purchased. The employee is now employed as the driver of the vehicle and operator of the furniture elevator.

Funding and participation:

The integration or inclusion office switched on its technical advisory service. He visited the company and, as part of the factory tour, the employment relationship could be maintained together with the owner by changing the tasks. For this purpose, the required carrier vehicle with furniture elevator was funded to 70 percent. A commitment period for funding for the workplace of five years was agreed with the company. The employee's job could thus be secured and the termination avoided.

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Last Update: 18 Jan 2021