24 May 2022

11-day paternity leave

Men also have the right to enjoy the birth of their child. What does the law say about paternity leave?

  • In France, employed fathers can request 11 days of paternity leave from their employer, in addition to the 3 days automatically granted for childbirth.
  • In case of multiple births (twins, triplets, etc.), the duration of the leave increases to 18 days.
  • This right also applies to men who adopt a child.
  • Currently, paternity leave is optional, but the European Union is considering making it compulsory and extending its duration to encourage father involvement.