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Erziehungsurlaub

English translation: Maternity leave

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09:16 Feb 4, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Erziehungsurlaub
This term is in a resume for an applicant who began working as a trainee for a company during her studies at a Fachhochschule, and continued on with the company in a managerial position 9 years after her studies were completed. Her employment ended there in March 1999. The next entry on her resume is \"Since 04/99: Erziehungsurlaub\".
Is anyone familiar with this term?
Beth Kantus
English translation:Maternity leave
Explanation:
Federally regulated period of time a new parent can take off of work to raise their child and after which they are allowed to return to the company "to the same or a similar position."
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William Scheckel
Local time: 00:18
Grading comment
Thanks - I knew this only as "Mutterschaftsurlaub." Guess that's outdated now. This explanation didn't occur to me,though, since the applicant didn't list any children under "Familienstand."
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Summary of answers provided
naStudy leaveMike McDonald
nastudy leaveMike McDonald
naParental leaveAnita Millar
naMaternity leaveWilliam Scheckel


  

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4 mins
Maternity leave


Explanation:
Federally regulated period of time a new parent can take off of work to raise their child and after which they are allowed to return to the company "to the same or a similar position."

William Scheckel
Local time: 00:18
PRO pts in pair: 139
Grading comment
Thanks - I knew this only as "Mutterschaftsurlaub." Guess that's outdated now. This explanation didn't occur to me,though, since the applicant didn't list any children under "Familienstand."
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1 hr
Parental leave


Explanation:
This topic has recently been discussed on TV, and the expression parental leave was used to include fathers into this new arrangement. (It is "politically correct").


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Anita Millar
Local time: 23:18
PRO pts in pair: 68
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1 hr
study leave


Explanation:
Maternity leave is granted to an employee and is normally of fixed duration and presupposes that the person will eventually return to work with the same employer. It is regulated by the 'Mutterschutzgesetz'.Since her employment has *ended*, it would appear that she has embarked on some course of study (eine Umschulung?), temporarily taking herself out of the job market, for which action she may or may not be eligible for state benefits. There is no indication of a maternity angle in the original question.

Mike McDonald
Local time: 23:18
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 74
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1 hr
Study leave


Explanation:
Maternity leave is granted to an employee and is normally of fixed duration and presupposes that the person will eventually return to work with the same employer. It is regulated by the 'Mutterschutzgesetz'.Since her employment has *ended*, it would appear that she has embarked on some course of study (eine Umschulung?), temporarily taking herself out of the job market, for which action she may or may not be eligible for state benefits. There is no indication of a maternity angle in the original question.

Mike McDonald
Local time: 23:18
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 74
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