22 Nov, 2022 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Winter illnesses and accidents

22 Nov, 2022 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

When winter sets in, the usual procession of colds, coughs, bronchitis and the traditional flu epidemic follows. This is the time of year when sniffles, sneezes and coughs mingle with the sounds of keyboards, telephones and printers in the office.

Is an employee who is unable to work due to a winter illness entitled to his or her salary? Can the employer send home an employee who is too ill to work? Given the risk of accidents, does the employer have the right to prohibit the practice of certain winter sports?

This article develops the following topics:

  • inability to work and right to salary
  • loss of earnings insurance
  • proof of illness
  • the employer's right to send an employee home
  • legality of a ban on the practice of certain winter sports
  • prevention and awareness measures regarding the risk of accidents

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