Start of entitlement

The conditions of attribution must be met:

  • when applying for parental leave;
  • at the start of parental leave;
  • in principle without interruption for at least 12 continuous months immediately prior to the start of the parental leave;
  • for the duration of the parental leave.

If the conditions are met, the first parental leave begins immediately after the maternity leave. If both parents wish to take their parental leave simultaneously, they shall indicate in their respective applications which of the two takes the first parental leave and which takes the second parental leave. In the absence of agreement, the first parental leave shall be granted to the parent whose surname is first by alphabetical order.

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