Does your employer have to agree?
No: if you take parental leave before the child's 3rd birthday, the employer's consent is not necessary.
Yes: if you take parental leave between the child's 3rd and 8th birthday, the employer needs to provide his/her consent.
Anyone who has a job at the start of parental leave can apply for parental leave. This includes:
- People with a mini job
- Part-time employees
- Students with a part-time job