Sickness and occupational disability
Sickness is a complex and sensitive subject for both employees and employers. Strict adherence is required to the obligations relating to rehabilitation. Our lawyers have the necessary expertise and experience in this tricky field of employment law to guide you safely through the maze of rules.

Sickness and occupational disability

The Eligibility for Permanent Incapacity Benefit (Restrictions) Act placed responsibility for rehabilitation during the first two years of sickness with the employer and the sick employee. It is important for the two parties to correctly exercise and document their rights and duties because any failure to do so may cause the Employee Insurance Agency [UWV] to impose a wage sanction.
Some relevant issues here are the Work and Income (Capacity for Work) Act [WIA], dismissal after two years of sickness absence, wage sanctions, objections and appeals, the recovery of benefits under the Sickness Benefits Act, suitable work, new, stipulated work, the organisation bearing its own risk, no-risk policies and the Equal Treatment (Handicapped and Chronically Ill People) Act.

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