I'm employed in the Netherlands and have been off sick due to migraine for two days. My employer has now asked me to provide a doctor's note for those two days. Are they allowed to request this or can I self-certify for the first few days in the Netherlands? I've only just moved here and don't know much about my rights.
( 7 months ago )
I have never ever had to do this (also in the Netherlands). When you are sick for a longer time (over a week), or your employer is expecting foul play, you get a phone call from a doctor, asking you how you are doing. Personally, this has never happened to me, and I have never heard about this from anyone being sick for 2 days. Is this a Dutch company or international? International companies tend to be stricter with this in my experience. Still, I do not think it's normal practice but I do not think it is against the law either. I guess it should be either in your contract or the company guidelines.
This is the reason why I ask this always in my first week at a new company, what the procedure about calling in sick is.