Parents that are active on the labour market have a right to be granted maternity/paternity leave and parental leave according to Act No. 95/2000. The same applies to parents who are self-employed and to parents who are not active on the labour market and parents attending full-time educational programs as to receiving a maternity/paternity grant.
The aim of the Act is twofold:
- to ensure children’s access to both their parents
- to enable both women and men to co-ordinate family life and work outside the home.
Employers are obliged to make efforts to meet workers’ wishes with regard to the taking of maternity/paternity leave.
See also: Maternity/Paternity Leave Fund