The State will pay for casualties due to painful periods from the first day

  • The government partners reach an agreement for the regulation as a temporary disability of menstrual losses in the reform of the abortion law

After a few hours of tension and exchange of declarations, within the Government an agreement has been reached agreement for the inclusion of menstrual losses in the reform of the abortion law and that these do not imply an expense for the employer, but rather paid by the state from day one, as confirmed by government sources.

The low will be set as a temporary disability special for common contingencies, which means that it has to be prescribed by a doctor, like any other temporary disability. Currently, some 6,000 are granted for gynecological reasons, which can be caused by an infection, a fibroid, a polyp, etc.

And in the preliminary bill, which is expected to be approved on Tuesday in the Council of Ministers, no maximum number of days will be established. In the initial proposal of the Ministry of Equality, directed by Irene Montero, there was talk of three days, extendable to five, but it has finally been agreed that it will be adjusted to what the woman needs and what the doctor indicates, according to the aforementioned sources. .

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In addition, so that they can be used by young women in its beginnings in the labor market, given that strong and incapacitating pains usually occur in the first years of menstruation and are normally regulated and lessened with age and pregnancies, no minimum contribution will be requiredunlike common diseases, which require a minimum period of 180 days, in the previous five years.

But the most important thing about the agreement is that it will be the State, through the National Social Security Institute, that will pay the permit from the first dayjust as Equality wanted to lessen the rejection that these casualties can cause in the business world, due to having to lose part of the workforce a few days a month and having to assume part of the cost.

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