Learn about types of leave in
Virgin Islands (British)
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Employees are entitled to between 12 and 20 days of annual leave every year, depending on the length of employment.
The British Virgin Islands recognizes 16 national public holidays.
After four months of work, employees are entitled to a statutory 12 days of paid sick leave. An employee must tell his or her employer and secure a medical certificate on the first day of his or her absence. While on leave, eligible employees get social security payments.
After 12 months of continuous employment, female employees are eligible to 13 weeks of paid maternity leave. The leave must be taken within six weeks after the baby's birth and can be prolonged up to three months if a pregnancy-related sickness occurs. While on maternity leave, eligible employees get a stipend from social security.
Although there is no paid paternity leave, male employees can take a month off without pay.
Apart from the already mentioned terms regarding maternity and paternity leave, there are no other provisions in the law of the UK Virgin Islands regarding parental leave.