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Yes. The pregnant worker may attend pre-natal appointments and pre-natal classes for the number hours and number of times which are necessary and justified, with no loss of wages or privileges for these absences.
Yes. To avoid exposure to risks to their health and safety under the following terms:
Yes. The worker is allowed off work between 8pm on one day and 7am the following day for:
No. The worker does not have to do overtime. This situation also applies to fathers who have taken paternity leave.
The employment contract of workers who are pregnant, have recently given birth or are breastfeeding may only be terminated after an opinion has been issued by the competent authority responsible for equal opportunities between men and women, within the Ministry of Labour and Solidarity.
If parents opt for the initial parental leave of more than 120 days, the parents will be able, after enjoying those first 120 days, to choose to cumulate the remaining days of the maternity leave with part-time work, corresponding to half of the normal period of daily working time. However, it is mandatory to take 42 consecutive days of leave after giving birth.
In the case of multiple births, the period of leave is increased by 30 days for each sibling in addition to the first.
In cases where there is a risk to the health of the worker or the newborn which prevents the worker from fulfilling her duties and if she is guaranteed neither work duties nor a job location which are compatible with her condition, the worker has the right to leave from work before the birth on the orders of a doctor, for the time necessary to prevent any risk, without prejudice to the maternity leave of 120 days.
If the mother or the child is admitted to hospital during the period immediately following the birth, the period of maternity leave is suspended for the time spent in hospital, when requested by the mother.
The Father has the right exclusive paternity leave of 28 consecutive or interpolated days, of a minimum of 7 days, in the 42 days following the birth of the child, 7 of which are taken consecutively immediately after the birth.
The Father is also entitled to take 7 days of additional leave, consecutive or interspersed, simultaneously with the mother's initial parental leave.
If the child is hospitalized in the period after childbirth, the father may ask for the license to be suspended during the period of hospitalization.
In the case of multiple births, the leave foreseen in the previous paragraphs is supplemented by two days for each baby in addition to the first, paid at 100% of the reference wage.
The father also has the right to take time off on three occasions to attend pre-natal appointments.
The worker will not receive any wages from the employer during these periods, but will have the right to a social security subsidy.
If both parents work professionally, either one or both parents have the right to time off every day for bottle feeding, as decided by mutual agreement, until the child reaches one year of age, this time off to be used in two different periods for a maximum duration of one hour each, except in cases where a different system has been agreed with the employer, who should be advised 10 days in advance that they will be bottle feeding the child. In the case of multiple births, the time off is supplemented by 30 minutes for each baby in addition to the first. If either parent works part-time, the daily time off for bottle feeding is reduced in proportion to the respective normal work period, and may not be less than 30 minutes.
In the case of the adoption of children under the age of 15, the candidate for adoptive parent has the right to initial maternity/paternity leave from the time the minor is legally or administratively entrusted to them.
The candidate for adoptive parent will be entitled to 30 days of initial parental leave during the transition and monitoring period. In case of multiple adoptions, the period leave is increased by 30 days or 2 days, in relation to the initial parental leave and the exclusive leave of the father, respectively.
Yes. The worker has the right to be absent from work for a maximum of 30 days per year, to provide urgent and vital assistance in the case of the illness or accident of biological children, adopted children or stepchildren under the age of 10. In these circumstances, the worker may ask for sick leave, and will receive 65% of their basic wage in sick benefit.
If a child under the age of 10 is admitted to hospital, the worker may take time off work until they are discharged, but the mother and father or others with the same status may not both take time off work at the same time. Workers who have been made guardians or to whom the care of the child has been entrusted by legal or administrative decision are regulated by the same provision.