Do I have to respond to the call from the company doctor?
Yes. During illness you follow the inspection regulations of your employer. This also includes a discussion with the company doctor. You can bring someone to the interview if you feel more comfortable with it. Making an appointment with the company doctor can also be preventively requested by you as an employee. Precisely to prevent you from dropping out due to illness.
It is important that you adhere to the regulations of your employer in case of illness. A frequently recurring rule: you are always obliged to respond to a call from your company or occupational health and safety doctor.
I have doubts about the advice of the company doctor. What can I do?
If you do not agree with the advice of your company doctor, it is advisable to first contact the company doctor yourself. You can ask for an explanation or provide one yourself. If this does not lead to different advice, you can ask for a second opinion from another company doctor in consultation with your company doctor. Your employer pays the costs for the second opinion. You can also request an expert opinion from the UWV. There are costs associated with this.