Parental Leave Policy and Procedure #3
This policy outlines the law on Parental Leave. This is a commonly overlooked entitlement to leave and should not be confused with Shared Parental Leave, Paternity Leave, Maternity Leave or other family-related leave. The right is to up to 18-weeks of unpaid leave until the employee’s child reaches 18 years old. The Procedure section has been updated to confirm the position in relation to employees’ terms and conditions when exercising their right to Parental Leave. An additional entitlement letter has been added to the Forms section as well as a Parental Leave Request Form and the references have been updated.