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Can I extend the maternity leave?

I'm pregnant, in about 10 days, I'm admitted into the hospital. The birth of my child, is introduced, as has been noted, he has a serious heart defect. After the birth, it must be operated on, and about four weeks in the hospital remain. I have, in the case of the right, my maternity leave to be extended accordingly?

you can't Extend the vacation. But put it on hold. him up to the Moment when your child can go home The prerequisite is that your child must remain for at least three weeks in the hospital.

In the time between birth and the commencement of the deferred leave, you get no maternity benefits. Nevertheless, you will not go empty-handed: you have claim to continued payment of wages, as they are through no fault of unable to work . Because in the weeks after the birth, you are not allowed to work; in addition, they will be, as long as your child is in the hospital, most of the time there. This presence is Central to the recovery of the newborn, in addition, the care of sick small children is one of the legal obligations of parents.

If your employer pays for the continued payment of wages, it is limited in time. The duration depends on your years of service and whether they were written since the beginning of this year, already ill for a long time. At most, a daily allowance insurance for the wage rate, unless the employer has, what covers this risk.

In the foreseeable future, cases such as different and to be regulated. So mothers should be able to in the future obtain longer maternity allowance, if your Newborn must remain after birth in the hospital. This decision has made the Parliament; a draft law is. Accordingly, the maternity compensation should be paid for up to eight weeks longer. The draft is still pending in the Parliament and adopted advise.

Andrea Fischer answered your questions to the employment law, consumer law, social security law and family law. Send them to geldundrecht@tamedia.ch

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 04.03.2019, 11:35 PM

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