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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.