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Coronavirus and employees - What should companies do?

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calendar 6 March 2020
globus Denmark, Sweden, Norway

In line with the ongoing coronavirus developments (COVID-19), both Nordic and foreign companies have already experienced sick employees, voluntary and imposed quarantines as well as closure of activities, etc. But what are companies’ responsibilities according to employment law with the new issues that arise in this regard?

A number of new questions are currently being raised in relation to how companies should deal with the spread of coronavirus to their employees, including whether it is appropriate to inquire about the reason for absence and whether the employee is entitled to pay during the different types of absence.

Read on to get information on how to handle coronavirus in the Nordic countries.

A number of new questions are currently being raised in relation to how companies should deal with the spread of coronavirus to their employees, including whether it is appropriate to inquire about the reason for absence and whether the employee is entitled to pay during the different types of absence.

Read on to get information on how to handle coronavirus in the Nordic countries.

Coronavirus in Denmark

Although the clear general rule in relation to sickness remains the case that companies may not ask about the cause of sick leave, employees have duty to disclose if they are or suspect they have an infectious disease.

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Coronavirus in Denmark

Although the clear general rule in relation to sickness remains the case that companies may not ask about the cause of sick leave, employees have duty to disclose if they are or suspect they have an infectious disease.

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Coronavirus in Sweden

The employer can request that employees notify the employer if they, or somebody in their immediate vicinity, have visited certain countries recently, or if they have been in contract with persons who have been in these areas.

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Coronavirus in Sweden

The employer can request that employees notify the employer if they, or somebody in their immediate vicinity, have visited certain countries recently, or if they have been in contract with persons who have been in these areas.

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Coronavirus in Norway

With regards to compensation, the employee has the right to statutory sick pay when the employee gets ill with the coronavirus, whether it is at work, during leisure time, or business time that the employee gets ill with the virus.

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Coronavirus in Norway

With regards to compensation, the employee has the right to statutory sick pay when the employee gets ill with the coronavirus, whether it is at work, during leisure time, or business time that the employee gets ill with the virus.

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Anders

Etgen Reitz

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Cecillie

Groth Henriksen

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Meyer

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Kirsten

Astrup

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Baudry

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Tägtgård Coter

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Aurora Braut Bache

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Hessellund Klausen

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