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Re: Paternity Leave

The law entitles you to 3 days of paid paternity leave. Some companies are more generous, but that's up to them!
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Old 15.03.2011, 15:48
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The law entitles you to 3 days of paid paternity leave. Some companies are more generous, but that's up to them!
Thanks Mélusine. Do you have happen to have a link to an official website about this, as there seems to be various different opinions in this thread ranging from zero days to three days...
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Old 15.03.2011, 15:51
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..... there seems to be various different opinions in this thread ranging from zero days to three days...
yep... just like labour
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Old 15.03.2011, 21:48
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Re: Paternity Leave

Interesting some say the law entitles you to 3 days. I just started working in January, and the benefits report at my company says that fathers get just 1 day. Not that I'd need it, but it stuck in my memory because I was shocked.
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The law entitles you to 3 days of paid paternity leave. Some companies are more generous, but that's up to them!

so far i know and according to this http://www.news.admin.ch/message/?lang=de&msg-id=35872 law says nothing (Oct. 2010).

"Seit dem 1. Juli 2005 erhalten erwerbstätige Frauen in der Schweiz während 14 Wochen eine Mutterschaftsentschädigung, die 80 Prozent des Erwerbseinkommens deckt. Ein Vaterschaftsurlaub ist in keinem Bundesgesetz geregelt."

Short translation: mother receives 80% of the salary for 14 weeks. The paternity leave is not regulated.

Luckily i was given one week paid by the employer.
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Old 16.03.2011, 10:25
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so far i know and according to this http://www.news.admin.ch/message/?lang=de&msg-id=35872 law says nothing (Oct. 2010).

"Seit dem 1. Juli 2005 erhalten erwerbstätige Frauen in der Schweiz während 14 Wochen eine Mutterschaftsentschädigung, die 80 Prozent des Erwerbseinkommens deckt. Ein Vaterschaftsurlaub ist in keinem Bundesgesetz geregelt."

Short translation: mother receives 80% of the salary for 14 weeks. The paternity leave is not regulated.

Luckily i was given one week paid by the employer.
Thanks for the link La Mano de Dios. From that page it looks like there is an on-going discussion/proposal to give parental leave to both parents, who can then split it between them as they wish. I wonder if it will get enacted before November....
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Re: Paternity Leave

If you read 20 minutes today, there is a small article on a 'Geneva proposal' to the National Council for paternity leave. The officials in Bern refused it, something to do with how it was supposed to be financed from maternity leave insurance, etc. Apologies for the crude translation.
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Re: Paternity Leave

Where do you think you are? Its Switzerland and you get 1 day. Is that not enough!
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Hi all,

I did a quick search but found nothing.

Does anyone have links or know if fathers are eligible for paternity leave in Switzerland?

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..you get 1 day. Is that not enough!
No.
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Re: Paternity Leave

It took a few hundred years for the women to get the vote. And it will take a few hundred years before the men get paternal leave. The system here is stacked against the women.And naturally the man. And anyhow they have now to pay for all those sparkling new jets. So no money money,money!
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Where do you think you are? Its Switzerland and you get 1 day. Is that not enough!
Seriously, what is wrong with you? How do you manage to dig this stuff up??

The post you replied to was made more than 10 years ago! Surely by now OP has it sorted.
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Old 15.11.2017, 21:51
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The post you replied to was made more than 10 years ago! Surely by now OP has it sorted.
Unlikely, really, since in Switzerland paternity leave is still, these 10 years later, not an automatic legally protected right, neither for the father nor for the child.

Yes, the application of family law in Switzerland has made a general paradigm shift towards placing the well-being of the child first. That's significant progress. Even so, a child's right to be cared for by his/her father is less protected than the protection (such as it is, still rather flimsy) of the child's right to be cared for by his/her mother.
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Where do you think you are? Its Switzerland and you get 1 day. Is that not enough!
Besides that you react to an ancient post your answer is also way to simple.

At my wife her work fathers get 4 weeks and 100% payment.

Switzerland Yeah
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Re: Paternity Leave

Wow, Edwin, that sounds like a good step forward. I have not yet heard of that anywhere in Switzerland, so I'm glad your wife's employer pays for 4 weeks' paternity leave. Great.
Could you please let us know which type of employer that is? For example: large international corporation, cantonal government, medium-sized building company, insurance, educational institution, etc.?
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Wow, Edwin, that sounds like a good step forward. I have not yet heard of that anywhere in Switzerland, so I'm glad your wife's employer pays for 4 weeks' paternity leave. Great.
Could you please let us know which type of employer that is? For example: large international corporation, cantonal government, medium-sized building company, insurance, educational institution, etc.?
I can also just name them.

Liip. (Swiss web development company with about 150 employees spread over 5 offices throughout Switzerland)

And their family friendly approach has earned them some nice prices.
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Re: Paternity Leave

There are always exceptions but for the average family the father gets one day.


https://sweden.se/quickfact/parental-leave/

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At my wife her work fathers get 4 weeks and 100% payment.

Switzerland Yeah
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Old 15.11.2017, 23:14
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There are always exceptions but for the average family the father gets one day.

https://sweden.se/quickfact/parental-leave/
I don't know about you, but I'm in Switzerland. This link might be more relevant for our readers:

https://www.ch.ch/en/paternity-leave/
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There are always exceptions but for the average family the father gets one day.


https://sweden.se/quickfact/parental-leave/
Lets set income tax to 57% and VAT to 25% besides extra "fines" on buying electronics, so the government here also can play for Santa Claus while a lot of people do not feel the need to work anymore since accepting a full time low paid job adds hardly anything to nothing to the monthly net income.

1 day is little, but Sweden has gone insane on the socialism a long time ago, it comes with a price, and that price is high.
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Re: Paternity Leave

The first time round I got one day, and still had to go in the following Saturday to make up for it.

The second time round, my boss very considerately fired me so it is no longer an issue.

Switzerland.
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