Sick leave, employment relationship and patient’s rights
If you have an illness that is considered serious or prohibits you from working for a prolonged period, you have to see a doctor. Financial support is available for persons on a long sick leave. An illness is not a justification for terminating an employment contract but a disability of work as a consequence of an illness can be that.
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Prolonged sick leave
If you have an illness that is considered serious or prohibits you from working for a prolonged period, you have to see a doctor.
Illness and employment relationship
Your employer cannot fire you because you are ill, but if your illness makes you unable to work, the employer may have the right to let you go.
Financial support when you are ill
Workers who earn a wage, self-employed persons and people who are unemployed have a right to sickness allowance.