Archive category: illness

No reimbursement for lease car use during illness

The Hague Court of Appeal recently held that an employer could recover a leased company car from a sick employee without being obliged to reimburse the loss arising from the private use of the car. The employee in question had been employed for almost 25 years and had a...

No further payments of salary – down to the last cent

Shortly after a transport company had informed a driver that his second short-term employment contract was not going to be renewed, the driver reported sick. The company doctor was of the opinion that the driver could (pretty much straight away) work half days, taking on easy tasks in the...

Perfectionist, hard-working employees: dream or liability?

Every employer dreams of having perfectionist, industrious staff. One employer recently experienced the flip side of this when a former employee initiated proceedings against it, claiming payment of her overtime and damages for health problems, which included a miscarriage and a burnout. What was this all about? The employee...