Leave

Information on annual leave, sick leave, maternity, paternity and parental leave, public holidays and other leave.

Portugal :: Public holidays 2020

  January 1 New Year’s Day (Wednesday)  April 10 Good Friday  April 12 Easter Sunday April 25 Liberation Day (Saturday) May 1 Labour Day (Friday)  June 10 National Day (Wednesday) June 11 Corpus Christi (Thursday) August 15 Assumption Day (Saturday) October 5 Republic Day (Monday) November 1 All Saint’s Day (Sunday) December 1 Independence Restoration Day (Tuesday) December 8 Immaculate Conception (Tuesday) December 25 Christmas Day (Friday) Note: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates …

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Portugal :: Public holidays 2021

  January 1 New Year’s Day (Friday)  April 2 Good Friday  April 4 Easter Sunday April 25 Liberation Day (Sunday) May 1 Labour Day (Saturday)  June 3 Corpus Christi (Thursday) June 10 National Day (Thursday) August 15 Assumption (Sunday) October 5 Republic Day (Tuesday) November 1 All Saint’s Day (Monday) December 1 Independence Restoration Day (Wednesday) December 8 Immaculate Conception (Wednesday) December 25 Christmas Day (Saturday) Most businesses close early on December 24th and January 31st …

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Portugal :: Sickness absence

When employees are absent from work due to illness or injury, they may be entitled to social security payments (Subsidio de Doenca, or SD) from the state …

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Portugal :: Other leave

Employees are entitled to take the following additional paid leave: 14 – 30 days in case of a pregnancy termination; 30 days per year for care of sick children under 12 years’ old; 15 days to care for older dependant children; 15 days to care for close relatives; 15 days’ paid time off for their own marriage (upon giving 5 days notice); 5 days off for the illness or death of an immediate relative (spouse, parent or child); 2 days off for the illness or death of other close relatives (grandparent, nephew etc) …

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Portugal :: Maternity, paternity and parental leave

◉ Maternity and parental leave A pregnant employee must inform her employer of her pregnancy in writing, accompanied by a medical certificate at least 10 days before the due date …

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Portugal :: Annual leave

The holiday year operates from January 1st each year and accrued holiday from one year may be taken by the 30th April in the following year …

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