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Old 05.06.2011, 20:24
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Re: Back at work after maternity leave and baby is sick (2nd day at work) - what do I

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Hello,

I am supposed to go to work (day no 2) after maternity leave and my baby has just sick with high fever, cough etc. What are my rights as an employee in a swiss company with american mentality?

What are my options?
1) have to use my holiday
2) take a sick day
3) work from home - normally that's possible but since it's my 2nd day and I'm still in training on a slightly different job and I don't have access from home yet

I would be interested to know if you have been in a situation like this how you dealt with it and what the response from employer is in general here in Switzerland.

Thank you!

Petra
You should be able to take a sick day. I'm not 100% sure but I think that it is standard over here. The child care services do not want sick kids and so usually won't allow you to leave them there. So unless you have a nanny then your options are very limited.
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