Annals of good news: Italian woman granted sick pay for time off to look after her ill dog

Posted on October 12, 2017 By newsroom Topic: Pets,Pets

A teacher in Rome, won her case against the university where she teaches, with the help of lawyers from the Italian Anti-Vivisection League (LAV), a big animal rights groups in Europe. They used a provision in Italy’s penal code, which says that people who abandon an animal to “grave suffering” can be jailed for a year and fined up to €10,000. From The Guardian:

A judge accepted the lawyers’ case that her university should count her two days off under an allowance for absences related to “serious or family personal reasons”.

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