You may become unfit for work for various reasons. For example, you may become ill or unemployed. Utrecht University believes that both the University and you yourself need to make every effort to enable you either to resume your work as soon as possible or to find another job.
Reintegration in case of unemployment
As a government institution, Utrecht University is responsible for the reintegration of its employees. Pursuant to Article 2.2.5 of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO-NU), Utrecht University is obliged to investigate re-employment opportunities and to improve the position of its employees on the labour market. You and your employer must discuss the way in which you are going to move into a new job.
This is essential for determining your entitlement to unemployment benefit. Reintegration and benefits agency UWV will verify if you have made every effort to avoid having to claim unemployment benefit. If it is demonstrated that you have not made sufficient effort, UWV may decide to lower your benefit. For more information, please read Basic and Supplementary Unemployment Benefits.
Reintegration in case of sickness or occupational disability
If you have been sick for a long time or if you run a high risk of being sick for a long time, the question will be raised whether you will be able to return to your work or whether other solutions will suit you better, for example a position which better suits your condition, or a benefit.
The reintegration expert as well as the MaetisArdyn Health Services staff, including the company doctors, will be involved in discussing possibilities for returning to work and they will advise you thereon. If re-employment is no longer an option despite your own efforts and those of Utrecht University, it may ultimately be decided to terminate your employment.
Pursuant to the Eligibility for Permanent Disability Benefit (Restrictions) Act (Wet Verbetering Poortwachter), a number of regulations must be observed if you are expected to be sick for more than six weeks. The objective of this Act is to facilitate a speedy return to work and to this end it contains rights and duties applying to both the employer and the employee, e.g. regular contact (once every six weeks) between the company doctor and the sick employee.
Please refer to occupational disability for more information about the Absence Protocol of Utrecht University.
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