Unpaid 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, such as visiting grandparents 

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

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