Parental Leave

Both male and female workers have the individual right to be granted unpaid parental leave in case of birth, adoption, fostering or legal custody of a child to enable them to take care of that child for a period of four months until the child has attained the age of eight years. Parental leave can be availed of in established periods of one month each.

An employee must have at least 12 months continuous service with his/her employer to be eligible to apply for Parental Leave, unless a shorter period is agreed to.

The employee’s balance of parental leave is transferred to the new employment. The employee is not entitled to a fresh parental leave entitlement.

This entitlement is regulated by L.N. 225 of 2003 - Parental Leave Entitlement Regulations.

 

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