MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English –
Source: Republic of France in French The French Republic has issued the following statement:
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As of July 1, 2020, employees affected by the death of a child benefit from 7 days of leave, compared to 5 previously. A “bereavement leave” of 8 additional days is created. These measures also apply to civil servants. The law to improve workers’ rights and support for families after the death of a child was published in the Official Journal on June 9, 2020.
The law provides for several provisions which apply from July 1, 2020:
Extension of leave for the death of a child
An employee is entitled to a leave of 7 working days (instead of 5 days previously) in the event of death:
of a child under 25;
of a child, whatever his age, if he himself was a parent;
a person under 25 years of age who is effectively and permanently dependent on the employee.
Creation of bereavement leave
A so-called “bereavement leave” leave that can be combined with the leave for death (described above) is granted for a period of 8 working days in the event of death:
his child under 25;
or a person under 25 years of age in his effective and permanent charge.
The employee can take these 8 days divided into three periods at most. Each period should be at least one day in length. He must take this leave within one year of the death of the child.
To note :
The duration of this specific leave cannot be deducted from the number of days of paid annual leave of the employee.
This leave is extended to public officials.
It is partially covered by Social Security.
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