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Parental Leave

Key Points

  • Unpaid leave is available to employees  with one year’s period of service.
  • Parental leave is not to be confused with shared parental leave and pay.
  • From 5th April 2015, parental leave can be taken in respect of children up to 18 years old.
  • 18 weeks of parental leave is available in total.
  • Employees cannot take more than four weeks of leave a year, unless their employer agrees otherwise.

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