Why is it important to have a Parental Policy and Procedure?
This policy has been updated as of April 2015 and therefore is compliant with the new employment legislation that covers family friendly rights.
To ensure you comply with employment law you need to have a Parental Policy and Procedure that that is written in line with legislation and details the right to which your employees are entitled to by law.
Parental leave is available to both parents and adoptive parents of children under the age of 5 (or 18 in the case of disabled children) and should be used in conjunction with either the Paternity Policy or the Adoption Leave Policy in order to allow additional time for parents to be away from wok in order to look after their children.
Our Parental Policy and Procedure is designed to be easy to follow and compliant with Maternity and Parental Leave Regulations 1999
Areas covered in the Parental Policy and Procedure include:
- Purpose and Scope
- Entitlement to parental leave
- The permitted reason for taking parental leave
- When parental leave may be taken
- Taking time off for parental leave
- Procedure for notifying a request to take parental leave
- Periods of leave with other employers
- Postponing parental leave
- Contractual rights during parental leave
- Right to return to job after leave