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Thambo 05.02.2007 15:10

Paternity Leave
 
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?

Thanks

Lob 05.02.2007 15:15

Re: Paternity Leave
 
down to the company. I get two weeks, apparently.

Lou 05.02.2007 15:18

Re: Paternity Leave
 
I think that legally you are entitled to 1 day so you can go and register the birth. Given that maternity leave was only recently increased to 14 weeks paid I think it will be a long time before paternity leave catches up with the rest of Europe.

Thambo 05.02.2007 18:55

Re: Paternity Leave
 
Thanks

I thought as much - guess I'll have to grovel to my bosses in May

Psyk 08.02.2007 02:16

Re: Paternity Leave
 
There was an article in 20 Minuten about a month ago that patetnity leave is on it's way to this country. Unfortunatly i can find no link and i guess by the time it does arrive it'll be too late for you.

joeyandmum 19.02.2007 19:25

Re: Paternity Leave
 
apparently the big employers, Novatis, UBS etc give 2 weeks or more starting this May? for the first time. Don't expect much for the others....

Guest 19.02.2007 19:43

Re: Paternity Leave
 
You don't need to go that far, I'm sure someone will help you become eligible. :D

dave

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thambo
Thanks

I thought as much - guess I'll have to grovel to my bosses in May


Kayser Soze 15.05.2008 00:59

Paternity Leave (Vaterschaftsurlaub)
 
Hello,

My contract doesn't mention any of this, so I guess the general rules apply. Does anyone know how many days of paternity leave (paid/unpaid) I am entitled to?

Thanks in advance.

Nathu 15.05.2008 01:22

Re: Paternity Leave (Vaterschaftsurlaub)
 
Zero.

A brief list of how much paid paternity leave employers give can be found here. The numbers lie between four weeks and none.

pipkin 15.07.2008 23:36

Paternity Leave in Switzerland
 
Does anybody know what the law is in Switzerland for paternity leave? I am expecting a baby in October.

Is there such a thing? or does my hubby have to save up his annual leave?:confused:

Nathu 15.07.2008 23:39

Re: Paternity Leave in Switzerland
 
Please try this thread:

http://www.englishforum.ch/employmen...ity-leave.html

pipkin 15.07.2008 23:46

Re: Paternity Leave in Switzerland
 
Thank you! That's exactly what I needed.... if not a little disappointing, having both worked for a very big corporate in London that were very generous

How do you 'thank' people on here, so they get the little mention in the box?

Goldtop 15.07.2008 23:50

Re: Paternity Leave in Switzerland
 
Never heard of ubiquitous paternity leave. Maybe some select employers. Normally father gets 2 free days at child's birth.

Natasha 15.07.2008 23:51

Re: Paternity Leave in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pipkin (Post 269862)
Thank you! That's exactly what I needed.... if not a little disappointing, having both worked for a very big corporate in London that were very generous

How do you 'thank' people on here, so they get the little mention in the box?

10 posts.

No need to give Nathu any though, he has got heaps :msntongue:

GenevaSculler 15.03.2011 10:53

Re: Paternity Leave
 
I would be interested if anyone has an update on the legal minimum paternity leave in Switzerland - has anything changed since 2008? Or is it legally just one day plus whatever my company decide to give me?

Thanks!

sankbhat 15.03.2011 11:03

Re: Paternity Leave
 
Like somebody said, depends on employer.
I get three days. :(

Nil 15.03.2011 11:05

Re: Paternity Leave
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GenevaSculler (Post 1135483)
I would be interested if anyone has an update on the legal minimum paternity leave in Switzerland - has anything changed since 2008? Or is it legally just one day plus whatever my company decide to give me?

Thanks!

Nothing change apparently. Hubby gets one week from his company and he takes 3 extra weeks from his vacations. We have some friends who had only one day last summer...

GenevaSculler 15.03.2011 11:06

Re: Paternity Leave
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nil (Post 1135501)
Nothing change apparently. Hubby gets one week from his company and he takes 3 extra weeks from his vacations. We have some friends who had only one day last summer...

OK thanks Nil. Looks like it's lucky I haven't taken any holiday so far this year...

Nil 15.03.2011 11:12

Re: Paternity Leave
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GenevaSculler (Post 1135503)
OK thanks Nil. Looks like it's lucky I haven't taken any holiday so far this year...

Indeed!

What worked for us this time is that hubby has a looooot of extra working time to take from work and it can't wait any longer or he will lose them. So we still have vacation time for summer! (Ouf!)

When my daughter was born, we didn't take any vacation that summer to keep the vacation time for the birth and after birth.

Not very family oriented....

GenevaSculler 15.03.2011 11:17

Re: Paternity Leave
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nil (Post 1135513)
Indeed!

What worked for us this time is that hubby has a looooot of extra working time to take from work and it can't wait any longer or he will lose them. So we still have vacation time for summer! (Ouf!)

When my daughter was born, we didn't take any vacation that summer to keep the vacation time for the birth and after birth.

Not very family oriented....

I'm taking one week for some skiing in a couple of weeks time, but other than that I think I will be saving most of my summer holidays for the autumn instead...


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