Parental leave utilization

Service Description

You are entitled to parental leave for a limited period to care for and raise your child. D he entitlement b his is generally within the first three years of life.

For births since 01.07.2015, up to a maximum of 24 months of unused parental leave can also be taken between the third birthday and the completion of the child's eighth year.

The application for parental leave must be

  • in writing, but informally, to the employer
  • within the first three years of the child's life, no later than seven weeks before the desired start of parental leave,
  • for births since 01.07.2015: between the third birthday and the completion of the eighth year of life at the latest 13 weeks before the desired start of parental leave.

Employees shall not have their parental leave commence until after the end of the postnatal maternity leave period.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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