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English definition of “parental leave”

parental leave

noun [U]     HR, WORKPLACE
time that an employee is given by an employer to look after a new baby , a sick child , etc.: I had to take holidays when my son was sick because there was no parental leave . Only 3% of companies offer fathers paid parental leave for more than two weeks .
(Definition of parental leave noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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