What is 'the child's first sick day'?

’The child’s first sick day' is an arrangement that entitles you to have time off work the first day your child is sick.

If you have the right to paid leave on you child’s first sick day, it should be stated in your contract or in the local rules of the workplace. You might also be covered by a collective agreement that gives you the right to paid leave on the child’s first sick day.

Some collective agreements give you the right to paid leave for 2 days or more.

If you want to know about your terms when your child is sick, you have to contact your employer or your trade union.