How to deal with employees on long-term sick leave

HjulmandKaptain often advises on the handling of employees on long-term sick leave, and we recommend that you always seek legal advice prior to the dismissal of an employee on long-term sick leave.

It may be very expensive for an employer to make mistakes; as an example, you must pay attention to the prohibition of discriminating disabled persons provided by the Danish Discrimination Act.


Also, the 120-day rule may give rise to disputes; actually, counting 120 sick days is not as simple as that. Should weekends and public holiday e.g. be included? And how can you ensure that a notice of termination is given immediately following the expiry of the 120 sick days’ period?


HjulmandKaptain offers specialized legal advice within Employment Law. If you need legal advice regarding warnings, or dismissal or summary dismissal of an employee, please feel free to contact us.