Italian got leave to care for a dog

An employee of the University of Rome were able to get salaries for the two days that she spent at work and caring for a pet. The woman’s dog became ill and needed emergency surgery.

An employee of the University of Rome won a dispute with the employer about the sick pay to care for a dog, according to «MIR24».

Italian did not come to work two days because her 12-year-old English setter needed surgery. A woman living alone and had no one to turn to for help.

Lawyers from local organizations for the protection of animals, which helped the plaintiff, argued that this case should be regarded as «absence due to serious family or personal circumstances», the employer must pay the corresponding benefit.

As one of the arguments cited the situation of the Italian penal code, under which punishment for the person who left the animal to suffer, is imprisonment for one year and a fine of ten thousand euros.

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