Illness is always an option. If you fall ill, you must report it to My Flexwork and the employer you are working for as soon as possible. You are not obligated to specify the details of your illness, but you will need to indicate a date upon which you expect to be able to return to work. You also have to visit the company doctor if asked to do so. The company doctor can then determine how long your sick leave is expected to last, and if you are able to perform modified work instead. Whether you are entitled to continued pay throughout your illness depends on which contract phase you are in.
If you fall ill and are in contract phase A, two waiting days apply, meaning that you are not entitled to continued pay for the first two days of your absence. If you are ill for longer than two days, My Flexwork is entitled to cancel your employment contract with immediate effect. If this happens, you will be entitled to benefits under the Dutch Sickness Benefits Act, for which you pay a social insurance premium. If you have a right to collect sickness benefits, the Dutch Employee Insurance Institute or UWV will pay out 70% of your salary for a maximum period of two years. My Flexwork will provide you with additional benefits to make up a total of 91% of your salary during the first year and 80% of your salary during the second year.
As soon as you are recovered, you need to inform My Flexwork and the UWV (if you have been receiving sickness benefits) , as a new employment contract will need to be made to allow you to start working for My Flexwork and the chosen employer once again.
If you fall ill and are in contract phase B or C, a single waiting day applies, meaning that you are entitled to continued pay from your second day of being absent onwards. My Flexwork is obligated to complete your benefits to make up a total of 91% of your salary during the first year of illness and 80% of your salary during the second year. Unlike in contract phase A, your employment contract cannot be cancelled while you are ill. It will end on the agreed upon completion date, as always. However, if you are ill for longer than two years, My Flexwork has the right to end the contract and you will be entitled to benefits under the Dutch Unemployment Benefits Act, but only if it is clear that both you and My Flexwork have done everything within your power to allow you to go back to work.
As soon as you are recovered, you need to inform My Flexwork and the employer.