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Extension of right to request unpaid parental leave

Posted on 5th April 2015
New legislation

From 5 April 2015 eligible parents with children under 18 years may request parental leave.

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Parents will be eligible if they:
  1. have one year's service
  2. have (or expect to have responsibility) for the child
  3. give 21 days’ notice
Parental leave is unpaid and up to 18 weeks' leave may be taken.

The changes are being introduced following recommendations in 2011.

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