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Abusive work stoppage

What is an abusive work stoppage ?

An abusive work stoppage is when it is unjustified from a medical point of view. The employee then will take advantage of sick leave benefits given without a valid medical reason. Not only does abusive sick leave represent a loss for the company, but it also constitutes a fraud against the Health care national insurance since the employee will benefit from daily allowances . Legally, the employee must respect certain conditions to validate the notice of sick leave.

Who has the right to initiate an investigation on a work stoppage case ?

An employer who has suffered damage due to the absenteeism of an employee can call on a private investigator to carry out an investigation into a dispute related to an abusive work stoppage.

What are the methods used by a private investigator on an abusive work stoppage ?

The private detective will be able to set up various means of investigation such as tailing services , surveillance, or an administrative investigation regarding the employee concerned to proove that the work stoppage was not justified ..

The private investigator will thus be able to:

  • Investigate the real health condition of the employee by checking, for example, that he does not play golf when he is not working due to back problems, etc.
  • prove the validity of the sick leave
  • verify the activity of the employee or highlight the practice of an unauthorized activity
  • check that the employee respects the conditions related to his sick leave such as his schedule . An employee on sick leave is supposed to stay home most of the time
  • witness a serious offense like working with another company or a competitor during the work stoppage
  • organize a medical check-up at the appropriate time.

Why calling on a private investigator on an abusive work stoppage ?

When the private investigator has provided evidence in a case of abusive work stoppage, the employer may then stop the payment of additional compensation, proceed with disciplinary sanctions or even, in certain exceptional cases, carry out a termination procedure. The evidence provided by the private detective in an abusive sick leave case can also be used in front of the Labor Court in a litigation.

How much does cost of hiring a private investigator on an abusive work stoppage file ?

On those cases we recommand to our clients daily flat rate packages .Do not hesitate to call us. We will study and analyse your file to provide you with a detailed estimate tailored to your needs and goals.


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