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Who has the burden of proof regarding the claim for continued payment of compensation in case of sickness?

According to German law, employees are entitled to six weeks’ paid sick leave. If the employee continues to be ill due to the same underlying illness, the six-week period will recommence, so long as six months have passed since the end of the employee’s last sick leave, or if one year has passed since the …

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Sick pay for an employee who beats himself up?

Under German law during a leave of absence an employee is entitled to continued remuneration if the leave of absence is triggered by an incapacitation due to illness for which he is not at fault. However, what is meant by “without someone’s own fault“? The Higher Labour Court (Landesarbeitsgericht, LAG) Hessen made their statements quite clear in a …

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