Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

27/01/2017
Sick pay and sickness benefit schemes in the European Union

Sick pay and sickness benefit schemes in the European Union

This Social Protection Committee background report on sick leave and sick pay/sickness benefit schemes in the EU sheds light on the huge variations in the way Member States address absence from work due to sickness. All EU countries provide sick leave and sickness benefits. However, sick pay and benefits schemes vary widely regarding their eligibility conditions, duration and replacement rates.

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