Parental Leave Policy Template

Parental Leave Policy

EMP.PAR.01

This Parental Leave Policy is designed for use by employers to ensure that they provide their employees with all of the rights to which they are entitled by law, and if necessary exceed them. This policy complies fully with all current UK law.

Eligible employees are entitled to 18 weeks of unpaid leave to care for their child if the employee is the birth or adoptive parent of a child who is under 18 years of age. This is a right for which both mothers and fathers are eligible.

Employees may not take ordinary parental leave in blocks of less than one week (except in relation to a child who is disabled) and may not take more than four weeks' leave in respect of any individual child in any year.

Shared Parental Leave is not addressed in this policy. Please see the separate Shared Parental Leave Policy.

This Parental Leave Policy contains the following sections:
1. Introduction
2. Aims of the Policy
3. Provision
4. Procedure
5. Return from Parental Leave
6. Data Protection

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