1 Jul, 2016 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Illness and going abroad

1 Jul, 2016 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

It may happen that an employee who is unable to work leaves to have some fun. What can the employer do in such a situation?

When an employee leaves the country during an incapacity for work, his or her departure abroad may call into question the veracity of the medical certificate. The employer has a way to counter this potentially abusive situation.

This article develops the following topics:

  • inability to work without fault
  • proof of incapacity to work and medical certificate
  • medical certificate with retroactive effect
  • behavior of the employee that is contradictory to the medical certificate
  • departure abroad and questioning the inability to work
  • situations of depression and burnout
  • stay beneficial to the employee's recovery
  • questioning the veracity of the medical certificate
  • medical confidentiality
  • consulting physician, procedure and costs
  • suspension of loss-of-earnings benefits in case of travel abroad
  • salary during suspension of loss of earnings benefits 

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