Maternity Leave Curtailment Notice Letter
This Maternity Leave Curtailment Notice Letter should be given by the mother to her employer, advising the employer that she wishes to bring an early end to her maternity leave in order to take shared parental leave (SPL).
SPL enables mothers to commit to ending their maternity leave and pay at a future date, and to share the untaken balance of leave and pay as SPL with their partner, or to return to work early from maternity leave and opt in to SPL at a later date.
Before the mother or partner can take SPL, the mother must either return to work before the end of her maternity leave or provide her employer with a written maternity leave curtailment notice, stating the date on which maternity leave is to end. That date must be:
- after the compulsory maternity leave period, which is the two weeks after birth;
- at least eight weeks after the date on which the mother gave the maternity leave curtailment notice to her employer; and
- at least one week before what would be the end of the additional maternity leave period.
This Maternity Leave Curtailment Notice Letter includes two alternate clauses, one enclosing a notice of entitlement and intention to take SPL with the letter and the other confirming that the employee’s partner has given his or her employer a notice of entitlement and intention to take SPL and the employee has consented to the amount of SPL that her partner is intending to take.
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