A very specific parental bereavement leave. The archipelago of Oceania is not the first country in the world to adopt such a measure, but New Zealand is however tackling a subject that is still taboo. In this country of nearly 5 million inhabitants, couples will now be entitled to three days’ leave in the event of miscarriage or the birth of a stillborn child.
“Some companies force employees to use their sick leave […]. It is cruel and it is badly, had notably denounced the deputy Ginny Andersen during the examination of the law in Parliament. In France, leave is not systematic. For a miscarriage occurring before 22 weeks of amenorrhea, the mother may be prescribed sick leave by her doctor, indicates the Health Insurance. After the 22nd week, maternity leave is granted.
Discover with Brut, partner of 20 Minutes, the reasons which pushed New Zealand to adopt a specific leave for all parents facing this ordeal: