Fathers to get up to four weeks paternity leave

12th December 2006, Comments 0 comments

12 December 2006, MADRID — Fathers are to get up to four weeks paternity leave under a new law, it was announced on Tuesday.

12 December 2006

MADRID — Fathers are to get up to four weeks paternity leave under a new law, it was announced on Tuesday.

At first they will only be granted 15 days leave after their child is born, but this will extend to four weeks within eight years.

The new paternity regulations were agreed by a government commission n connection with the new Law of Equality.

Women aged less than 21 are to get a government subsidy for 42 days after they give birth.

Those between the age of 21 and 26 are to receive the same subsidy for 90 days. Older mothers will also receive a subsidy relating the length of their working life.

The law is also to affect other areas of life including politics where parties must have a certain number of women on candidates' lists.

Other measures will relate to sexual bullying.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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