carers leave for csection?
can your partner use sick pay for ur csection?
, Feb 26 2013 12:22 PM
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:22 PM
Is ur partner entitled to take carers leave when u are having a csection?
Has anyone done this? And how many weeks for?
Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:25 PM
It depends on his employment conditions, he'll have to check with his HR.
I know my DH (federal public service) could take as much carers leave as I/he needed provided he had the leave avaliable
Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:28 PM
I know people who did (government job), I had a c-section but my partner took his planned annual leave and paternity hours rather than carers leave which comes out of his sick leave entitlements.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:29 PM
If you get a medical certificate he can, depending on his employer. It may need to be taken as parental leave.
Centrelink is also offereing 2 weeks paid paternal leave too, maybe look into that.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:35 PM
The original plan was for him to use his annual leave but the manager tricked him into thinking he had 6weeks leave and another 4weeks about to tick over in january so he took 4weeks in jan thinking he would still have 6 left. Turns out the manager gave him leave in advance and he really only had just under two weeks leave with 4 weeks accruing in jan which he used. The manager has now left the company so he doesnt have anyone to go back to about it. The leave he took in jan was because of pregnancy issues which he could have taken as sick leave but took annual as he thought he had heaps there. Thr manager knew I was pregnant and having a csection in april too so im so upset.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:36 PM
It should be on his payslip how many hours he has in leave? I
Think it sounded like one big misunderstanding.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:37 PM
My dh did. His payroll clerk told him too coz he had weeks and weeks worth of sick leave to use. He did need a medical certificate though. My ob was happy to provide one. He also used sick leave wth a certificate when I was hospitalised with ohss at beginning of my pregnancy
Eta - he's privately employed not government and he only took 2 weeks but could have used up all his sickies if he wanted too.
Edited by DragonsGrace, 26 February 2013 - 12:41 PM.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:43 PM
Most work places classify sick leave as personal leave now which incorporates sick, carers etc leave. Get him to discuss this with his employer. He should be right, just make sure he get a certificate for the time off.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:45 PM
I thought it was a misunderstanding at first too but a few other details have come in about trying to meet budget and being over budget with wages etc so i wouldnt be suprised if he did it on purpose...he doesnt seem the type to make errors as he was thorough
I need him home for atleast four weeks so he can get the older two kids off to daycare and school and also to dancing and netball as I cant drive
Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:47 PM
Yup DH took another week on top of his annual leave so ended up with 3 weeks off total.
He just needed a medical cert
Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:47 PM
Should add that he has taken 5days of sick leave in four years so he isnt in a habit of using them or anything
Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:50 PM
Under the National Employment Standards all permanent workers are entitled to Carers Leave (assuming he is permanent, not sure how it works for people on contract). He will need a certificate from your doctor. From memory for my last C/S DH took 1 week carers and 2 weeks annual leave.
This link should give you some further information:National Employment Standards Carers Leave Fact Sheet
Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:52 PM
my DH has just checked with his employer about this this week, as i ended up having an emergency c/section.
he was told it definitely qualified him to use his carers leave.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:06 PM
DH went on annual leave for the period that DD was due. I ended up in hospital for almost a month. My OB gave DH a certificate and he got the annual leavel changed to carer's leave. (but that was 10 years ago)
Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:01 PM
My dh took carers leave with my csections. My OB had no problem with providing a medical certificate. DH had a lot of sick leave accumulated.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:16 PM
Yes my DH took sick leave for a week once i got home. My OB provided a medical certificate that stated i needed his assistance.
You will probably find you don't need him for 4 weeks. Ask your insurance company, i was able to drive when i could brake properly and i also had a clearance from my OB just in case.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:56 AM
Thanks everyone. I had infection issues after my last two csections and I also have gestational diabetes so bub is likely to spend a little bit of time in scn.. so would like to be covered for four weeks... hopefully I wont need him home for that long but as he is my only form of help I need to know he can have as long as we require at the time
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