If you’re struggling with addiction and decide to seek help by going to rehab, you may worry about the potential consequences of taking time off work. In this situation, it is common to wonder, “Can you get fired for going to rehab?”
Of the 46.3 million U.S. adults who reported diagnosable addictions in 2021, only 5 million engaged with any form of treatment. Concerns about getting fired for going to rehab are among the main reasons for this significant treatment gap.
For those still asking themselves, “Can I be fired for going to rehab”, learn how the FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) and the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) may offer protection from being fired if you need rehab for alcoholism (alcohol use disorder) or drug addiction (substance use disorder).