Leave for the announcement of the disability or pathology of a child of an employee
Verified 28 January 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)
You are entitled to take a specific leave in case of an announcement of a disability, a chronic disease or a cancer of your child. No seniority requirement is required to be eligible for leave. The duration of the leave is a minimum of 2 days. You must take this leave during the period in which the event occurs. During the leave, you are paid.
You are entitled to leave specific to the occurrence of a disability, a chronic disease requiring therapeutic learning or cancer of your child.
No seniority requirement is required to be eligible for leave.
A diagnosis must first be established by a health professional (general practitioner, child psychiatrist...) to recognize your child's disability, chronic pathology or cancer.
You must contact a departmental home for people with disabilities (MDPH).
Who shall I contact
The MDPH assesses your child's needs and sends its assessment to the Commission on the Rights and Autonomy of Persons with Disabilities (CDAPH).
The duration of the leave shall be 2 days.
Of treaty provisions may provide for a longer duration.
The duration of the leave is not deducted from the number of days of paid annual leave.
You must take the leave within the period of the announcement of your child's disability, chronic disease or cancer, but not necessarily on the same day.
You must provide proof to your employer.
The 2 days of leave are normally paid, as if they had been worked.
- Labor Code: Articles L3142-1 to L3142-3Right to leave, procedure and remuneration (public policy provisions)
- Labor Code: Article L3142-4Length of leave (scope of collective bargaining)
- Labor Code: Article L3142-5Length of leave (supplementary provisions)