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Can I work night or weekend shifts if I take parental benefit at the same time?

Parental leave and work at the same time (Original title)

I have a newborn dotterand I plan to take parental leave during the whole summer 100%. I am thinking also about taking some night shifts or weekend shifts here and there.
Ordinarily I work from 8 to 16.30, monday to friday.
I wonder if this could work?


  • Hello!

    Thank you for your post.

    If you are planning to stay at home with your child and receive parental benefit from Monday to Friday for the whole day (100%) then you cannot work night shifts during those days.
    However, if you are planning to work on the weekend shifts while receiving parental benefits on the weekdays, then please be kindly informed that you can absolutely do that, as long as you do not apply for the parental benefits on the weekends.

    In need of more information about parental benefit, please dial to 0771 524 524 and press 8 to get connected to the English line.
    Our telephone lines are open the following hours:

    Monday – Friday 8.00am — 4.00 pm

    Best regards,
    Helen Administrative officer

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