Definition of “parental leave” - English Dictionary

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“parental leave” in British English

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(Definition of “parental leave” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“parental leave” in Business English

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parental leavenoun [ U ]


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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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