24 May 2022

When can you take birth leave?

As its name indicates, birth leave is granted to the father following the birth of his baby.

  • It is also valid if you adopt one or more minor children.
  • This leave does not have to be taken on the day of the baby's birth, but at a date close to the event, i.e. 15 days before or after the birth.
  • It can be combined with other leaves such as paternity leave or adoption leave.
  • All your partner has to do is agree with his or her employer on the dates to be able to enjoy the first days of baby's life.