Grief is currently not a valid reason for paid sick leave. Many who experience traumatic feelings need sick leave on other grounds.
– I and Labour and Social Affairs Ministry is now in dialogue with the Medical Association to find out how we can find a good solution. We do not know how far in the future this is, but we are considering whether to introduce, says Eriksson to TV2.
He notes it is problematic that many have to prove other psychiatric diagnoses when they undergo serious grief.