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Old 05.03.2020, 18:42
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Workplace injury question

Let's say Ueli hurts himself while working, is now injured, and needs to receive treatment while recovering. He makes appointments with doctors and physiotherapists during regular working hours (and must therefore leave early or start late to attend the appointment), because there are no other possibilities (docs and physios closed nites/weekends).

Should the time that Ueli spends at the doctors due to his workplace injury be considered working hours? As in, should Ueli be getting credit towards his weekly 45 hours contract for the time he has to spend at the doctors because of his work injury?

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Old 05.03.2020, 18:46
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Yes, at least it always worked that way for me. Normal doctors as well, not just injury.

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Yes, at least it always worked that way for me. Normal doctors as well, not just injury.
Quite so, also dentists or any other health-related absence. Nothing to do with with the cause of injury or other problem.

Visits to a homeopathist or other quack treatments might not be eligible, though, but that's only to be expected.
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Re: Workplace injury question

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I still can't find anything in writing. There's this article in the Obligationensrecht:

Art. 324a OR

but i'm not sure if that applies to 'kurzabsenzen' doctors visits.

That the time should count as work hours seems obvious to Ueli, but his HR dept. says that the time is unpaid.
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Old 06.03.2020, 22:51
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Re: Workplace injury question

What does the work contract say? Mine says it's part of my work time provided the supervisor is informed and approves in advance.

"Approval" in this case means making sure appointments are scheduled in such a way that we don't wind up with an empty office. My supervisor doesn't need to know the details of the appointments or anything.
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