Doctor’s certificate after ten days of illness? You got it!

Corinna Fröschke
February 20, 2019
Work-life-balance
It’s wonderfully quiet in the offices at the moment, isn’t it? That’s because everyone is at home – with the flu. Viruses become top talking point in the Internet as soon as the winter months arrive, in the new year at the latest.

Notification of illness from the eleventh day of illness onwards

How do I protect myself against illness? Wash your hands. What else can I do? Drink a lot of liquids. When should I see a doctor? In general, of course, the duty of care applies. While it is important to have certain symptoms medically clarified, Baloise has nevertheless adopted a change of policy. Medical notifications of illness are now only required from the eleventh day of illness. Why are we doing this? Because employees wanted more trust. This is our gift. “Of course, this rule does not exempt superiors from taking care of their employees’ well-being,” says Stephan Walliser, Head of HR Switzerland, “but we believe and hope that health problems will be discussed more openly in an atmosphere of trust.”

We believe and hope that health problems will be discussed more openly in an atmosphere of trust.

Free vaccination for employees

Better still, of course, this stops germs from ever having a chance to strike. That’s why Baloise offers a flu vaccination before the virus has the chance to attack. Free of charge for its employees. Health!

But how do I know if I have a flu or an annoying cold? Quite simply: Once the flu takes hold, it takes full effect. 40-degree fever, aching limbs and headaches, sweating, chills and you just want to get into your covers.

Voilà, there you have your answer!

Apply now & become part of our healthy environment