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If you become ill

Absence due to illness must be reported to your immediate managing supervisor. You must also register the first day of your absence in the self-reporting system Primula. When you return to work, you close your absence in the self-reporting. You will get an email reminding you to do so. 

From the eighth day, you must submit a doctor’s certificate to the HR Department.

Salary during illness

For the first 14 days of sick leave, your employer will provide reimbursement for your absence which corresponds to 80 per cent of your regular salary. A salary deduction corresponding to 20 per cent of an average week’s pay will be made. If you work regular hours, this means that the first day will be compensation-free. You can only receive sick pay for those days during which you would have worked had you not been absent.

The first day of a sick leave is always counted as a qualifying day, which means that compensation will not be issued. It is not possible to exchange this qualifying day for a different kind of leave, for example a day of annual leave. From day two until day 14, your employer will provide reimbursement for absence due to illness, which corresponds to 80 per cent of your regular salary. You can only receive sick pay for those days during which you would have worked had you not been absent.

If you have returned to work after being ill, but become sick again within five days, this will be counted as the same period of illness, meaning that only one salary deduction will be made.

From (and including) day 15 – i.e., in cases of long-term sick leave – you will receive sickness benefit from the Swedish social insurance agency, Försäkringskassan. Find out more here.

From (and including) day 15, the university will pay a sickness benefit supplement of 10 per cent of your salary.