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Employee leave for marriage or Civil partnership

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

Employees are granted leave when they marry or when they conclude a civil solidarity agreement (Civil partnerships). There is no seniority requirement for the employee to be entitled to leave. Leave is taken during the time the event occurs. Leave is paid.

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

There is no seniority condition.

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

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


civil partnerships and marriage 2 separate events, everyone is entitled to leave. An employee who has been granted leave on the occasion of the conclusion of a Civil partnerships: titleContent benefits, if he marries afterwards, again leave on the occasion of his marriage.

The duration of the leave shall be 4 days.

The days of absence are counted in business days (except treaty provisions or more favourable collective).

Please note

treaty provisions may provide for a longer period of leave.

The employee must take leave in the period of the occurrence, but not necessarily on the same day.

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

Holidays are normally paid as if they had been worked.