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Form

Employee form to request parental leave
Employee form to request parental leave
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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.

Letter

Letter to an employee explaining the right to take parental leave
Letter to an employee explaining the right to take parental leave
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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.

Policy

Parental leave policy
Parental leave policy
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Use this policy to set out the parental leave available to employees with children aged under 18 years.

Contract clauses

Contract clause on parental leave entitlement
Contract clause on parental leave entitlement
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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.