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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
UPDATED22 Mar 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
UPDATED22 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
UPDATED11 Mar 2019
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Letter
Return from maternity leave letterAll pregnant employees have the right to take up to 26 weeks' ordinary maternity leave and up to a further 26 weeks' additional maternity leave and to resume work afterwards. An employee who decides to return at the en... Read more
UPDATED08 Mar 2019
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Policy
Maternity policyOur policy statement sets out the statutory rules relating to maternity leave and pay. It ensures employees fully understand their rights and entitlements, as well as their obligations in relation to notifying you of their pregnancy, ... Read more
18 Jan 2019
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Policy
Time off for dependants policyEmployees have a statutory right to unpaid time off work to deal with certain unexpected or sudden events or situations involving a dependant. Our time off for dependants policy statement sets out the employee's statutory... Read more
15 Nov 2018
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Letter
Breastfeeding arrangements letterSend our letter to an employee returning from maternity leave to confirm the arrangements that you've made to support them in breastfeeding their baby after their return to work. The law states that you must provide a ... Read more
10 Oct 2017
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Letter
Paternity rights following loss of pregnancy letterWhere an employee's wife or partner suffers either a miscarriage or a stillbirth, only if their wife or partner was more than 24 weeks' pregnant will the employee be eligible for paternity leave. Send ... Read more
08 May 2017
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Letter
Letter discussing removal of health risks during pregnancyIf your risk assessment identifies health and safety risks for a pregnant employee, use our letter to arrange a meeting with her to discuss removing or reducing those risks. If that proves not... Read more
03 Mar 2017
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Policy
Shared parental leave and pay policyOur policy statement sets out the statutory rules relating to shared parental leave and pay. It ensures employees fully understand their rights, as well as their obligations, in relation to ending their maternity o... Read more
02 Mar 2017
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