The Federal Supreme Court (STF) allowed maternity leave of 180 days to a federal public servant who is a single father. The ministers bestowed on single fathers the same benefit that is accorded to mothers.
Currently, the parental leave period is a maximum of 20 days. The decision of the Supreme Court aimed to protect the different forms of family and the child.
The National Institute of Social Security (INSS) contested the decision, claiming that the Constitution is clear regarding the condition of pregnant women and fathers. In this case, the beneficiary is the father of twins who were generated in a “surrogate belly” when he was in the US.
Written by Marcos Ferreira, Content Assistant at Drummond Advisors