Leave

In addition to parental leave, leave to care for a sick child and sick leave, there are other circumstances under which you may be granted a leave of absence. As a Linnaeus University employee, matters of leave are administered in accordance with the legislation and agreements that apply for state employees.

Examples of when you may be granted leave with pay:

  • In cases of serious illness, deaths, funerals, estate inventories and division of inheritance within your own family*, you will be compensated for the time you need to take off (including travel), but with an upper limit of 10 working days per calendar year.

* Your own family and your closest circle of relatives normally includes your spouse, parents, in-laws, grandparents, foster parents, children, grandchildren and siblings. For funerals, estate inventories and division of inheritance, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, sons and daughters-in-law, brothers and sisters-in-law are also included in your closest circle of relatives. Cohabitants are considered the employee’s spouse.

  • If you are moving, you will be compensated for one working day (when changing the address you are registered at)
  • You may be compensated for up to five days per calendar year for exams and your own graduation

Applications for leave are submitted through Primula, where you will also state the reason for your application.

If necessary, you may be granted leave of absence without pay deduction for doctor and dentist appointments etc., if the following conditions apply:

  • Visiting a physician, occupational health services, open care or a maternity clinic, and also for donating blood.
  • In case of urgent dental problems
  • For examinations or treatments after being referred by a physician or dentist

Leave without pay

There are opportunities to be granted leave without pay if you are, for example, going to study or try working somewhere else. In order to be granted leave to try working somewhere else, you need a certificate.

For more information, contact your manager/head of department or HR partner at the Office of Human Resources.

Applications for leave are submitted through Primula, where you will also state the reason for your application.