Employment rights

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Employment rights are regulated by law or specified in the contract with the employer.


Parents are entitled to stay at home with the child for up to 52 weeks after the child is born. They have the right to paid leave for 48 of those weeks.


Female academic employees have the right to paid leave with normal salary from 4 weeks before childbirth until 14 weeks after birth. Fathers are eligible to paid leave for four weeks after childbirth.


After the first 14 weeks the parents are entitled to paid leave for 30 more weeks that they can divide between them as they wish.


Academic employees are entitled to normal salary from their employer for 28 weeks when having a child. After that they can receive benefit from the Parental Leave Fund.


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Parental Leave Fund