Health professionals in Oslo say they were pressured to work with corona symptoms

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Health workers have notified Oslo Municipality of what they believe is a poor working environment and harassment at a nursing home in Oslo, according to Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

Several employees stated that they were pressured to go to work, even though they were on sick leave with symptoms of COVID-19, NRK reported.

Assistant lawyer Synne Bernhardt in Andenæs Aaløkken Veum Advokatfirma has sent a notice to the municipality on behalf of eight health professionals.

Felt harassed

In the document, she wrote that the employees felt harassed by the nursing home’s management in connection with their sick leave.

The management at Madserudhjemmet, the nursing home in question, rejected the allegations and did not want to be interviewed by NRK.

“We do our utmost to ensure that employees and residents do not become ill with COVID-19. We have so far performed 540 tests on employees and residents. All employees with indications of infection are told not to be on duty, they are tested, and they are quarantined pending test results,” the nursing home wrote in an email to NRK.

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