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Am I entitled to special leave?

Special leave applies in situations such as a funeral or wedding of a family member, a move or a doctor's visit. (Except in the event of the death of a direct family member. In that case, emergency leave applies, which may then turn into special leave.) Contrary to popular belief, there is no statutory regulation for special or special leave. This means that you are not automatically entitled to a day off with continued payment of your wages.

Agreements may be included in your employment contract, collective labor agreement or internal company regulations. If nothing is included about this, you can submit it to your employer. However, you cannot enforce it with your employer. You can then consult to include a holiday, for example.