Serious circumstances in the family

​You may ask for time off and in certain situations you are entitled to time off with pay when special circumstances require your presence or there is a need for you to provide long-term care.

Accident and acute illness

You are entitled to time off with pay for a short period.

Hospitalisation of children

As a parent of children below the age of 14, you are entitled to time off with pay for up to ten working days per child within a period of twelve months in connection with the hospitalisation of children.

Care of seriously ill children below the age of 18

You have the right to take paid time off work in whole or in part if you are entitled to daily benefits from your local authority so that your employer can get refund of daily benefits. The right can be limited to one month per child per year.

Care of children with reduced functional capacity

As a parent, you are entitled to time off work without pay for the number of working hours for which the local authority of residence pays for loss of earnings. Your employer may restrict the right to time off to one year per child.

Terminal care

If you have been granted payment to care for a dying person at home, you have the right to take paid time off in whole or in part. Your employer is entitled to receive payment of the amount you have been granted as payment for the care when your normal salary is paid out.
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