A few days of additional leave on maternity leave. More than half of pregnant women benefit. How it works ?
What is pathological leave?
- In general (and until the transition to 18 weeks), the duration of maternity leave is 16 weeks, that is to say, 6 weeks before the expected date of delivery and 10 weeks after.
- Pathological leave allows you to stop working 2 weeks before the scheduled start of the leave, with additional leave.
- This reduces the duration of your prenatal leave to 8 weeks (single birth of the first or second child), 10 weeks (third child), 14 weeks (multiple birth) or 26 weeks (triplets or more).
When is pathological leave prescribed?
- Hypertension diabetes, risk of premature delivery ... If you have a health concern related to pregnancy or childbirth, the doctor who follows you may prescribe this pathological leave.
- Pathological leave can only be prescribed during pregnancy. Afterwards, you can benefit from a postnatal sick leave for "pathological layers", lasting up to 28 days. It is also prescribed in case of medical reasons (postnatal depression, difficult caesarean section ...).
What compensation is provided?
- These 2 additional weeks are compensated at the rate of maternity leave, that is to say at 84%. You also benefit from absolute protection against dismissal. Not to be confused with the sick leave, indemnified at the sickness rate (about 50% of your average salary).
- Side formality, you must notify your employer by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt, enclosing a medical certificate.