6 Jul, 2023 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Illness and accidents on holidays

6 Jul, 2023 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Employees often look forward to their holidays, whether it's to relax, travel to the other side of the world, play sport or simply spend time with their families. When illness or accident strikes, however, the employee's plans are thrown into disarray. How are these days of inability treated?

During their holidays, employees need to be able to recover from the fatigue accumulated over the year, a goal that can be compromised when they suffer an illness or accident. Under certain conditions, they are entitled to take back their vacation days.

This article develops the following themes:

  • purpose of holidays
  • impossibility of enjoying vacation time
  • duration and intensity of the injury
  • impossibility of engaging in the planned activity
  • salary entitlement
  • right to take back vacation days
  • duty to report and medical certificate

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