Employment law - Work and parents


Everything related to maternity, paternity, parental leave, time off


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Miscellaneous
Adoption leave request formBoth male and female employees are entitled to take adoption leave and may be entitled to statutory adoption pay where they adopt a new child. However, only one partner is eligible to take adoption leave and they must provi... Read more
UPDATED07 Jun 2019
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Letter
Acknowledgement of notification of adoption leave letterYou must formally respond in writing to an employee who has notified an intention to take adoption leave. If you fail to do so, you can't complain if the employee then returns early from adoption... Read more
UPDATED07 Jun 2019
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Policy
Adoption leave and pay policyTaking time off for adoption leave is still a relatively rare occurrence but it's worth having a policy to let employees know their entitlements. In most cases, this will be by reference to the statutory rights.Adoption le... Read more
UPDATED07 Jun 2019
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Form
Paternity leave request formPaternity leave (previously called ordinary paternity leave) entitles eligible employees to take either one or two weeks' paid time off work following the birth of their child (or following the placement of a child for adop... Read more
UPDATED09 May 2019
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Letter
Reply to keeping in touch day requestIf an employee asks to work a "keeping in touch" day during their maternity or adoption leave, you can either agree to their request or decline it; it's entirely your choice and our letter covers both options. Statut... Read more
UPDATED09 May 2019
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Notice
Period of leave notice for shared parental leaveAn employee must give not less than eight weeks' written notice of each block of shared parental leave (SPL) they intend to take by submitting a period of leave notice for shared parental leave.Notice re... Read more
UPDATED09 May 2019
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Form
Parental leave request formBoth male and female employees are entitled to take unpaid parental leave to look after a child under 18 in respect of whom they have parental responsibility. This could involve the employee taking up to 18 weeks off work, ... Read more
UPDATED09 May 2019
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Procedure
Maternity leave planFemale employees are entitled to take maternity leave and may be entitled to statutory maternity pay where they are expecting a child, provided they comply with important notification requirements.Maternity leave entitlementFemale... Read more
UPDATED09 May 2019
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Policy
Paternity leave policyPaternity leave essentially enables eligible employees (usually fathers) to take up to two weeks off work following the birth or adoption of their child. Our policy statement sets out the employee's statutory rights to paternity ... Read more
22 Mar 2019
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Letter
Change of maternity leave requestAn employee can vary her chosen maternity leave start date, but she must give at least 28 days' notice. You can require any notice to change the start date to be in writing, so provide our form for this purpose.All cha... Read more
11 Mar 2019
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