Spanish bill on period pain sick leave approved by Cabinet

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Spain’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a draft bill giving workers the right to take sick leave due to severe period pain. Adopting the legislation would make Spain the first country in Europe with such a law. Women in Spain will have the right to stay at home for as long as the pain lasts. The estimated costs of €23.8 million ($25 million) per year are to be covered by the state. A consultation with a doctor is required to get the time off work. “We are making a law that will ensure that women can live better,” Equality Minister Irene Montero told reporters after the Cabinet meeting. “It’s an en…

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