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Employee leave for marriage or Civil partnerships

Verified 20 September 2021 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

The employee is entitled to days off when he marries or when he enters into a civil solidarity pact (Civil partnerships). There is no length of service requirement for the employee to be entitled to the leave. The leave shall be taken during the period in which the event occurs. The leave is paid.

An employee shall be granted special leave on the occasion of his marriage or the conclusion of a Civil partnerships: titleContent.

There is no seniority requirement.

The duration of this specific leave cannot be deducted from the number of days of paid leave employee's annual.

However, if the employee is already on leave at the time of marriage or Civil partnership, he cannot benefit from the specific leave.


civil partnerships and marriage are 2 separate events, everyone shall be entitled to leave. An employee who has been granted leave on the conclusion of a Civil partnerships: titleContent shall, if he subsequently marries, again leave on the occasion of her marriage.

The duration of the leave shall be 4 days.

Days of absence are counted in working days (except treaty provisions or more favorable groups).

Please note

treaty provisions may provide for a longer period of leave.

The employee must take his or her leave within the period in which the event occurs, but not necessarily on the same day.

On his return to the company, he shall give his employer a copy of the marriage certificate or the marriage contract. Civil partnerships: titleContent.

Days off are normally paid, as if they had been worked.