Parental leave

parental leave

Eligible employees can take unpaid parental leave to look after their child’s welfare, for example to;

  • spend more time with their children
  • look at new schools
  • settle children into new childcare arrangements
  • spend more time with family – eg visiting grandparents

Their employment rights (like the right to pay, holidays and returning to a job) are protected during parental leave.

Source: Gov.UK

 

Resources Available

Employment Tribunal Claims

ET1: Non-payment of Holiday Pay on termination

ET1: Non-payment of holiday pay whilst still employed

ET1: Refusal to permit taking Annual Leave

ET1: Breach of Contract

Grievances

How to Write a Grievance That Gets You What You Want

How to Write a Grievance About Bullying and Harassment at Work

How to Write a Grievance About Changes to Your Employment Contract

How to Write a Grievance About the Behaviour of a Colleague, Manager or Supervisor

How to Write a Grievance About Unauthorized Deductions from Your Wages or Salary

DOCUMENTS, FORMS AND LETTER TEMPLATES

Best of the web

Holiday Calculator

GOV.Uk – UK Bank holidays 

Paternity pay and leave

Equality & Human Rights Commission – Leave during maternity

WorkSmart – How are bank holidays calculated for annual leave 

Can my employer make me work on bank holidays? 

Should I get paid double for working on bank holidays?

How much annual leave am I entitled to and when can I take it?

I don’t work on Mondays. Will I miss out on bank holidays? 

Citizens Advice – Working on Bank Holidays

ACAS – Common questions about bank holidays

Holidays and Holiday Pay

 

The Law

The Employment Rights Act 1996

Work and Families Act 2006

Maternity and Parental Leave etc Regulations 1999

Maternity and Parental Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2001 

Maternity and Parental Leave etc and the Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2006

The Parental Leave (EU Directive) Regulations 2013

 

 

Best of the web

ACAS: Parental leave advice and guidance

GOV.UK: Parental leave

Working Families: Parental leave

Worksmart by TUC: Parental leave

Advice Guide: Parental Rights at work

 

 

Case Study

Westlake v ZSL London Zoo (2015) An employment tribunal ruled that a London Zoo meerkat handler who got into a Christmas party fight with a monkey specialist over their love rivalry for a llama keeper was unfairly dismissed, however she received nothing in compensation.  The employment tribunal said that two zookeepers who got into a fight at London Zoo’s Christmas party should have received the same disciplinary sanction. At London Zoo’s Christmas party, zookeeper Ms Westlake got into a fight with a colleague, Ms Sanders. The fight appeared to originate over another zookeeper Mr Davies, Sanders’ former boyfriend who was... Read More
Westlake v ZSL London Zoo (2015) An employment tribunal ruled that a London Zoo meerkat handler who got into a…Meerkats v Monkeys
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