Employment law - Work and parents


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


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Pregnancy-related absence formIf an employee is absent wholly or partly because of pregnancy in the four weeks before her expected week of childbirth, she must notify you of this as soon as is reasonably practicable.  Automatic triggerEmployees can... Read more
UPDATED10 Sep 2019
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Letter
Letter triggering maternity leave due to absence for pregnancy-related reasonsIf a pregnant employee is absent from work wholly or partly because of pregnancy after the beginning of the fourth week before her expected week of childbirth, her maternit... Read more
UPDATED30 Jul 2019
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Form
Notice of birth for paternity leaveAs well as giving notice to request paternity leave, employees must give a further notice confirming the date on which the child was born or placed for adoption. Use our notice to make it easy for them to do this.No... Read more
08 Jul 2019
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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
07 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
07 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
07 Jun 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
09 May 2019
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Form
Paternity leave request formPaternity 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 adoption) to care for that child or to support th... Read more
09 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
09 May 2019
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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
09 May 2019
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