Paternity leave

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Paternity leave

Paternity leave

    At the birth of the child, the father is entitled to 15 days leave from the date of discharge of the child provided that he or she lives with the mother. In order for him to take this leave, he must submit a written application to his employer. The application also needs a copy of the marriage certificate, a statement that the father and mother live together and have identified the child, a document certifying the date of the child's discharge. The father terminates his leave again with a written application to the employer. The father may use the leave granted to the mother of the child only with her consent after the child has reached the age of 6 months. Here again this is done by a written application to the employer together with a birth certificate and a declaration in accordance with Annex 8 of the Ordinance on Working Hours, Vacations and Leave. The employer is obliged to allow this leave. In case of death or serious illness of a mother of a child up to 2 years of age or an adopter of a child of 2 to 5 years, the father is entitled to maternity leave, adoption and foster care. The leave may be taken by the parents of the father or by the parents of the mother who has died or became seriously ill. Of course, with his consent. The leave shall be terminated if: the father has parental or limited parental rights; the child is given for adoption; the child is accommodated in a full-time kindergarten; the child is placed in foster care; the mother decided to personally use her maternity leave; the child dies; the court terminated the adoption; the mother's employment is terminated. The period during which the father takes leave is considered as work experience. He has protection on dismissal while on leave.

Paternity leave
Paternity leave
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