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Decree Law No. 101/2020


Publication: Republic Diary No. 231/2020, Series I of 2020-11-26
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 101/2020
  • Pages: 16 - 18

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-Law aims at the creation of a family restructuring leave and the attribution of the respective allowance to the worker victim of domestic violence who, due to the crime of domestic violence, is forced to change his/her residence.

What is going to change?

A worker who has been the victim of domestic violence and is forced to leave his/her home will now be entitled a leave for a period of 10 consecutive days.

The right to a leave applies to employed or civil servants, regardless of the type of public employment relationship.

The family restructuring allowance is granted to the victim of domestic violence who has been granted the respective status, under the following terms:

    • In the case of employed or civil servants, the daily amount of the allowance is 1/30 of the income recorded in the last quarterly statement;
    • In the case of the self-employed, the daily amount of the allowance corresponds to 1/30 of the relevant income recorded in the last quarterly statement, with a maximum limit equivalent to 10 days;
    • In the case of a member of a statutory body of a legal person, the daily amount of the allowance corresponds to 1/30 of the net basic remuneration earned in the month preceding the application, with a maximum limit equivalent to 10 days;
    • In the case of a professional who is not covered by the social security social protection system or who has no employment or professional relationship, the daily amount of the allowance corresponds to 1/30 of the value of the reference rate of social benefits (IAS), with a maximum limit equivalent to 10 days.
What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law adopts concrete measures to prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on 27 November 2020.

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