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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Paid leave

This year
Rate of pay for domestic violence leave should be worked out by end of summer, says minister
Work Life Balance Bill – which includes paid leave for domestic violence victims – has been passed.
Last year
Several Irish universities commit to introducing domestic abuse leave policy for staff in 2022
Trinity College, UCC, UCD and DCU have all committed to introducing the policies in 2022,
All time
New Zealand grants automatic paid leave after miscarriage
The bereavement allowance gives employees three days’ leave when a pregnancy ends with a stillbirth.
Over 15,000 new parents have availed of Parent's Benefit payment since introduction in 2019
Parent’s Benefit is a social welfare payment available for employed and self-employed people.
Parents of children born during pandemic to get additional three weeks leave
There have been calls for maternity leave to be extended for those who recently had children.
After some confusion, hospitals told to pay doctors and nurses who didn't go to work on Monday
There was some confusion over what employees should do in the event of national red weather warnings.
Mothers of premature babies to be given extended paid maternity leave
The additional period will be the number of weeks from the premature baby’s date of birth up to two weeks before the expected date of birth.
School did not discriminate against mother who had baby through surrogacy
The school refused to pay maternity or adoptive leave to the woman.