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Letter

Letter accepting parental leave request

Letter accepting parental leave request

Letter accepting parental leave request
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This letter can be used when confirming a period of parental leave. It sets out the dates of the leave to be taken and the remaining amount of leave which the employee is entitled to take in total and in that 12 month period. A separate letter exists when confirming a period of parental leave which has been postponed.

Letter postponing parental leave

Letter postponing parental leave

Letter postponing parental leave
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This letter confirms discussions with an employee about postponing a period of parental leave when the original request cannot be accommodated and sets out the newly agreed dates for leave. For more information on the rights around postponing leave, see the parental leave section in our Employment Law pages.

Letter to an employee explaining the right to take parental leave

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.

Contract clauses

Form

Employee form to request parental leave

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.

Policy

Parental leave 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.

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