Parental leave

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Model documents and policies

Downloadable and customisable documents relating to parental leave. For more information see the employment law pages.

Contract clauses

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Contract clause on parental leave entitlement

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Last Modified: 01 Jun 2013
This contract clause states the entitlement to statutory parental leave as set out in the Employment Rights Act 1996 and Maternity and Parental Leave etc. Regulations 1999.

Forms

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Employee form to request parental leave

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Last Modified: 01 Jun 2013
This form is for employees to request parental leave to care for a child. The form outlines the duration of the period of parental leave requested and how much parental leave remains after this request. The form also asks for the employee’s acknowledgement of the company’s right to postpone the request for up to six months.

Letters

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Letter to an employee explaining the right to take parental leave

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Last Modified: 02 Apr 2015
This letter explains the entitlement of an employee to take parental leave following the birth or adoption of a child, what evidence is required, and how a request for leave should be made. The letter takes account of changes to the age limit for parental leave, meaning that from 5 April 2015 parental leave can be taken up until a child’s 18th birthday.

Policies

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Parental leave policy

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Last Modified: 02 Apr 2015
Use this policy to set out the parental leave available to employees with children aged under 18 years.