Upon the birth of a child, any employee, upon personal application, is granted unpaid leave, the duration of which can be up to five days. To exercise the right to this rest, you should submit an application to the head of the organization.
The birth of a child is a significant event in the life of any family, and its occurrence is associated with numerous new worries and problems that only a man can solve. That is why you should take care of the design of the weekend at work in advance, which will help free up time for all the necessary actions related to replenishment in the family. Employers are usually extremely reluctant to provide additional rest time for fathers of newborn children, although the law imposes a corresponding obligation on any organization or individual entrepreneur.
How to realize the right to rest for a husband at the birth of a child?
Formally, the additional time off given to a father at the birth of a child is called unpaid leave. That is why these days off are virtually identical to those days that the employee receives by agreement with the employer (without pay). The difference is that at the birth of a child, the company does not have the right to refuse the father to provide such time of rest. Its duration can be up to five calendar days, and in order to exercise the corresponding right, the father needs to write a statement, attaching copies of documents confirming the birth of the child. The application should clearly state your own request for unpaid leave, indicate its desired duration (within five days), start date and reason.
Can you count on the provision of paid leave?
Labor legislation does not provide for the obligatory granting of paid parental leave to the child's father. The corresponding obligation for the employer applies only to the period of rest without pay. But companies can establish such rules in internal acts, which is quite acceptable, since it is an additional guarantee for employees. The practice of providing such guarantees is common among large enterprises. If the employer refuses to grant unpaid leave, then the employee should send a complaint to the supervisory authorities (prosecutor's office, labor inspectorate), which will promptly eliminate this violation and get additional rest time, the right to which is provided for by the Labor Code.