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Unpaid leave for employees caring for dependants suffering from permanently reduced functional capacity

Procedure (Serviceloven, section 118 (Danish Social Services Act))

Published: 22.12.2017 (Last revised: 18.12.2018)

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Unpaid leave may be granted to AAU employees caring in their home for dependants with considerable and permanently reduced physical or psychological function capacity or extensive chronic or long-term disease, provided the employee has been granted leave by the municipal authorities pursuant to section 118 in the Danish Social Services Act. Special rules apply to children under the age of 18; therefore, the above does not apply to this category.

During the unpaid leave, the AAU employee will be employed as a full-time care provider by the municipal authorities. 

The municipal authorities grant or refuse an application regarding unpaid leave for employees caring for dependants suffering from permanently reduced functional capacity. You may contact your Department or the HR Department if you need assistance with your contact to the municipal authorities.

AAU employees are entitled to unpaid leave to care for a dependant suffering from reduced functional capacity if the municipal authorities employs the staff member as a care provider pursuant to Danish legislation: ‘Lov om lønmodtageres ret til fravær fra arbejde af særlige familiemæssige årsager’ [Act on Employees’ Entitlement to Absence from Work for Special Family Reasons].

Any agreements on paid or unpaid leave must be made by the employee with their line manager according to the Scheme of Delegation.

 

Purpose and delimitation

The following procedure describes Danish legislation and procedures regarding unpaid leave for employees caring for dependants suffering from permanently reduced functional capacity.

Overall framework

The area is regulated by the following Danish legislation:

Serviceloven (the Danish Social Services Act)

Lov om lønmodtageres ret til fravær fra arbejde af særlige familiemæssige årsager (Act on Employees’ Entitlement to Absence from Work for Special Family Reasons)

Contact your Department or the HR Department for further information.

Contact and responsibility

The request regarding unpaid leave for employees caring for dependants suffering from permanently reduced functional capacity and documentation must be sent to 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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