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Birth leave

If your partner has given birth, you are entitled to paid birth leave. You may take this leave whenever you like, as long as it is within four weeks of the birth.

As a partner of the mother, you are entitled to various forms of leave:

  • If your partner is about to give birth you are entitled to calamity leave. You don’t need to take leave hours. We do ask you to report your absence to your immediate supervisor.
  • After the birth, you are entitled to birth leave. You have to take up these days within four weeks of the birth of your child or the day when your child is brought home from hospital.

Hours of birth leave

You are entitled to the number of hours you work per week. For instance, if you work five times six hours per week, you are entitled to five times six hours (30 hours) of leave.

Book birth leave in the Self Service system.

Book birth leave

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