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Sickness & healthcare



If you become sick and cannot go to work, you should inform your work place as quickly as possible. Your salary is not reduced if you hand in a written notice or a doctor's certifcation.


A medical certificate is necessary if you have been ill more than three days. Three days also include Saturdays, Sundays and other public holidays. This means that you will need a medical certificate if you are away from work Thursday, Friday and Monday.

If you have been employed for less than 8 weeks or if you were sick and used a written notice less than two weeks ago, you also need a medical certificate.


If you fall ill and need a medical certificate, call your doctor as soon as possible and ask for an appointment. He or she needs to know from which day you have been sick in order to issue a medical certificate.


If you were sick no more than three days, you can write your own statement. This is called egenmelding. Check if your job has a special form. In most workplaces, egenmelding can be used 4 times in 12 months.


If you have children under 12 years of age, you are entitled to a specified number of days at home when the child is sick. This applies only if both parents are employed outside the home. Mother and father must distribute days at home with a sick child between them.


Check if your job has a special form for egenmelding and egenmelding for syke barn.






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