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Paid leave in the event of a child’s first and/or second sick days

Procedure regarding child's first and/or second sick days

Published: 22.12.2017 (Last revised: 18.12.2018)

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Paid leave can be granted if:

  • It is the child’s first or second sick day
  • The child is under the age of 18
  • The employee provides a home for the child
  • Leave is necessary for the sake of the child
  • Leave is compatible with workplace conditions

The child’s first sick day is determined by specific assessment of the nature of the disease and the age of the child. It is always a decisive factor that an urgent need for care necessitates the leave. An employee may stay at home with their child either full-time or part-time on the child’s first and second sick day.

The second sick day is the calendar day following immediately after the child’s first sick day.

First and second sick days may be taken independently. This means that an employee may take their child’s second sick day even if they did not take the child’s first sick day. This enables parents to share the two days between them, e.g. one parent stays home on the first sick day, while the other parent stays home on the second sick day.

An employee may also report part-time leave on the child’s first or second sick day, for instance if the child falls ill during the day or if the staff member is able to arrange for another person to care for the child part of the day.

Documentation required

Absence due to child’s first and/or second sick days must be reported in the same manner as absence due to own sickness.

 

Purpose and delimitation

The following procedure describes rules and procedure regarding the event of a child’s first and/or second sick days.

These procedures apply to employees at Aalborg University belonging under the collective agreement groups included in the agreement made between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the central organisations. Hourly paid employees, who are not entitled to pay during periods of sickness, will not be entitled to pay during their child’s first and second sick days.

Overall framework

The area is regulated by Danish legislation:

Cirkulære om tjenestefrihed af familiemæssige årsager (Circular on leave for family reasons)

Contact your derpartment or the HR Department for further information.

Contact and responsibility

Contact the HR Department:

EST-SYG@adm.aau.dk - staff members of the Faculty of Engineering and Science and the Faculty of Medicine and the Technical Faculty of IT and Design.

HSF-SYG@adm.aau.dk - staff members of the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Shared Services.

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