Poland may introduce paid leave to care for sick pets

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15:35, 20.03.2023

A citizen's bill to provide paid days off for the care of sick pets has emerged in Poland. Signatures are still being collected.

This was reported by the portal 24 Zakordon.

It is noted that the idea to introduce paid leave to care for pets in the Labour Code originated with the Centaur Foundation.

Representatives explain the initiative by the fact that many people still have to stay at home if their pets fall ill and need constant human presence.

To start the legislative process, 100,000 signatures are needed.

Pets get sick just as suddenly as people do. And when they do, they need immediate medical attention. This often means taking them to a vet for emergency care," said the petition's initiators.

This is the first initiative of its kind in Europe. Leave of absence is planned under the condition that a veterinarian will also issue a sick note.

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Evgenia Ruban

Eugenia Ruban writes about political and economic news. She looks at large-scale phenomena in Ukrainian politics and economics from the perspective of how they will affect ordinary Ukrainians.