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Leave without pay to care for close relatives (incl. children) with an appreciable and permanent physical or mental disability

Leave without pay to care for children under 18 years of age with an appreciable and permanent physical or mental disability at home

If an employee at Aarhus University is compensated for his/her lost earnings by the municipality under section 42 of the Danish Act on Social Services (Serviceloven) in order to care for a child under 18 years of age with an appreciable and permanent physical or mental disability or a severe chronic or long-term condition, the university can grant unpaid leave.

 The benefit paid by the municipality is conditional upon the child’s disability making it necessary for the child to be cared for at home and it being most appropriate for the mother or father to care for the child.

 

Leave without pay to care for close relatives with an appreciable and permanent physical or mental disability

If an employee at Aarhus University is employed by the municipality to care for a close relative (close relatives do not include children under 18 years of age in this context) with an appreciable and permanent physical or mental disability or a severe chronic or long-term condition, he/she is entitled to unpaid leave for the period during which he/she is employed by the municipality, but no longer than 6 consecutive months.

 

The detailed conditions for employment by the municipality are set out in the Danish Act on Social Services (Serviceloven).

 

Employees must inform their employer at least 6 weeks before the leave is to commence. At the same time, they must also state how long the leave will last. If there are any changes in the start date or duration of such a leave, the university must be informed immediately.

 

In the event of any inconsistency between the Danish and English language versions of the document, the Danish version prevails.

 

 

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