Paternity leave

The period of paternity leave is set at 11 consecutive days or 18 consecutive days in the event of a multiple birth.

Paternity leave : according to the French Social security Code

 

 Paternity leave : according to the French Social security Code

Paternity leave is provided by the French Social security code : article L. 331-8 

The period of paternity leave is set at 11 consecutive days  (18 consecutive days in the event of a multiple birth)

  • Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are counted.
  • The 11 days are allowed uninterrupted. It is not possible to split them.
  • The father can choose a paternity leave less than 11 days
  • The paternity leave must begin within 4 months following birth. 
  • The paternity leave comes on top of the 3 authorized absence days scheduled by the employer for a birth ( according to the French labour code, article L. 3142-1 )
  • The paternity leave can begin  immédiately after these 3 days.

Daily allowances are paid by Social security funds to the father only if the paternity leave is taken within 4 months following birth.



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