14 Mar, 2023 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Unpaid leave, what is possible and what is not

14 Mar, 2023 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Need to breathe, realize a personal project, make a dream come true, put your professional life on hold... unpaid leave is the ideal solution. But beware, such a leave has important consequences on the employment contract and the situation of the employee.

What are the consequences of an unpaid leave on the employment contract? How do you distinguish from holidays? Will the employee have the right to his salary, to the thirteenth salary and to the bonus? What about social insurance? What happens in case of dismissal?

This article develops the following topics:

  • the concept of unpaid leave
  • the right to unpaid leave
  • distinction with holiday
  • reduction of holiday entitlement
  • financial consequences
  • coverage by social insurance
  • work for a third party during unpaid leave
  • termination of the employment contract

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