Difficult to get compensation in case of illness
Employees on what work for hourly pay doesn’t always have the right to sickness compensation, if the person is ill, they therefore do not receive compensation, which can affect whether the employee goes to work despite illness.
- We have asked them if they went to work even though they were ill, how many days they possibly worked despite illness and why in such a case they went to work, says Sven Svensson, senior lecturer in occupational health science at the University of Gävle.
The registers that the researchers have access to also give them the opportunity to follow the hourly employees even after the six years to see what happens when they may have stopped working as hourly employees,
- We will be able to see if jobs with insecure employment led to a poorer work environment and health, test what works, but also see what is experienced positively in the work, says Sven Svensson.
- Because we work so closely with companies and municipalities, they can directly, with the help of our research, develop the operations so to make it better for the work environment and for the employees, says David Hallman.