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Sick leave - protected duration and the note itself

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Iím seeing my GP this week as Iíve been suffering from acute anxiety and am hoping to get signed off work for a period. The anxiety is directly related to my current work situation and in particular my manager, who seems to have me in her sights for some reason. Iíve been working at my company for a little over a year - am I right in assuming that I have 90 days protection from being fired if signed off? Also, would it be useful if my doctor wrote the cause of the absence on the note (work related) or would that just make the situation worse with HR/ my boss? Thanks
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Iím seeing my GP this week as Iíve been suffering from acute anxiety and am hoping to get signed off work for a period. The anxiety is directly related to my current work situation and in particular my manager, who seems to have me in her sights for some reason. Iíve been working at my company for a little over a year - am I right in assuming that I have 90 days protection from being fired if signed off? Also, would it be useful if my doctor wrote the cause of the absence on the note (work related) or would that just make the situation worse with HR/ my boss? Thanks
Would seem you have 60 days. And you need a medical certificate from your doctor. Talk to your doctor about what to write.

https://www.gaav.de/arbeitsrecht/kue...gsfristen.html
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Re: Sick leave - protected duration and the note itself

You have no obligation to give a reason for sick leave. However, your employer may be quite nosy, it can be tricky. Mostly they will just want to know how to cover their own backside, what their liability is likely to be, and whether it will be a long-term sick leave. If you are lucky they might actually genuinely care (my previous employers were awesome on this side).

Normally you would only be given 1-2 weeks off at a time on a certificate (renewed weekly) and most likely get referred to a psychiatrist who can assess your mental health and then refer to a psychologist for therapy. The psychiatrist can also prescribe appropriate medication. It would be normal to see the therapist once per week or possibly twice per week if it's really acute. Or they might do phone check-ins with you because of covid. The system is designed to get you back to work - it might be you do a return to work plan where you have 100% sick leave for 1-2 weeks, then 70% sickleave (30% work) the third week etc...the timeframe can be very long (I had 7 weeks no work, then literally my first hours back at work was to see whether I would panic when I turned up)...

I would be very careful not to agree to anything until you've had a chance to talk to the psychiatrist, and possibly get legal advice.

The good news is (As my psychiatrist advised me) anxiety is actually one of the most treatable conditions... it can be scary, depending on how it affects your daily life, but it's very treatable...

If you want a good psychiatrist in Zurich (if you need English), drop me a PM and I'll give you a rundown of the options that I know about in Zurich.
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Would seem you have 60 days. And you need a medical certificate from your doctor. Talk to your doctor about what to write.

https://www.gaav.de/arbeitsrecht/kue...gsfristen.html
The number is incorrect and the link doesn't actually relate to this topic.

The law is here:

https://www.fedlex.admin.ch/eli/cc/2...1_377/en#a336c

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Re: Sick leave - protected duration and the note itself

Not OP but interested in this - is this 90 days cumulative sick leave (in a single year perhaps?) or in one single stretch of sick leave?
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