Parental Leave Law in Portugal Amended

In 2020, a law in Portugal pertaining to paid parental leave will change, thanks to an amendment passed in September. Paternity leave will be longer, and leave for parents of children with cancer and prematurely born infants will be available.

Law 90/2019 aims to enhance and clarify Portugal’s pre-existing robust parental-leave policies. “We already had a system of protection on parenthood that was very, very strict,” said Inês Fialho, an attorney with Garrigues in Lisbon, Portugal. “We have several situations of authorized absences, including in case of abortion, in case of clinical risk in a pregnancy, parental leave, adoption leave and situations of the authorized absences for prenatal consultation.”

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