The Swiss insurer announced Monday to extend the leave granted to young fathers. The measure comes into force retroactively on January 1, 2021.
When a child is born, fathers employed at Allianz Suisse are now entitled to eight weeks paternity leave. Until now, they could take two weeks off when a baby arrived. The measure comes into force retroactively to January 1, 2021, the Swiss insurer announced on Monday.
The new eight-week paternity leave can be taken on a weekly or daily basis. In addition, Allianz Suisse offers the possibility of reducing its employment rate by 20% for up to 12 months following the birth and in addition to taking up to eight weeks of unpaid leave.
Also for same-sex couples and in case of adoption
“As Allianz Switzerland supports parenting in all its forms, this new provision also applies to same-sex couples and in the event of adoption,” the insurer said in a statement.
“We are thus improving our attractiveness as an employer”, writes Allianz Suisse, which specifies that this new regulation reinforces the equality of rights between men and women.