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.

Parental Leave is available to parents and adoptive parents of children under the age of 5 (or 18 in the case of disabled children) and can be used in conjunction with Paternity or Adoption Leave in order to extend the time that parents are away from work in order to look after their children.

Shared Parental Leave is being introduced for children due on after 5 April 2015 or due to be adopted on or after 5 April 2015. Ordinary Parental Leave is unaffected by this change and 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

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