Parents Leave

This form is to be used by employees to apply for Parents leave. Please complete in BLOCK CAPITALS or tick the appropriate boxes. 

To be completed by the Employee

Parents Leave Form - To be completed by the Employee

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Section 1

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Name of Child*
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Section 2

Parents Leave entitlement is 7 weeks per relevant parent. The leave can be taken as a block of 7 weeks, or separate weeks of leave. The leave cannot be taken in any other way and must be used within 2 years of the adoption or birth of the baby.

Section 3

Please give details of the duration of the proposed Parents Leave:
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To be completed by the Line Manager

Parents Leave Form - To be completed by the Line Manager

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Section 1

I have checked the relevant supporting documentation required for the leave requested and confirm that leave approved complies with the terms outlined in the relevant HR Policy.
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Section 2 Confirmation Agreement

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Effective Period of Parents Leave

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To be completed by Employee

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To be completed by Line Manager

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Confirmation Document

Purpose:
This document is to confirm that both the Line Manager and Employee are agreeable to the taking of Parents Leave over the course of the From and To dates and to the way in which it will be taken, as stated below.

This document must be completed no later than 6 weeks before the leave is due to begin. Once this document has been signed by both parties, it cannot be altered unless both parties agree. The applicant must be given a copy of this confirmation document.

Parents Leave Form - Confirmation Document

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Section 1 - To be completed by the Employee

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Parents Leave

The Parent’s Leave and Benefit Act 2019 came into force on 1 November 2019. This Act introduced a new statutory entitlement for parents called ‘Parents Leave’. The Act was later amended by the Family Leave and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2021 which came into force on 27 March 2021. The Acts apply to all relevant employees providing that the notification requirements are met.

Purpose

The purpose of Parents Leave is to enable you as a parent to provide, or assist in the provision of, care to the child during the first year.

Relevant Parents

A “relevant parent” for clarification purposes is:

  • the qualifying adopter
  • the spouse, civil partner or cohabitant of the qualifying adopter
  • a married couple of the same sex,
  • a couple that are civil partners of each other, or
  • a cohabiting couple of the same sex,
  • a parent of the child,
  • the spouse, civil partner or cohabitant, as the case may be, of a parent of the child,
  • a parent of the child under section 5 of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015,
  • where the child is a donor-conceived child within the meaning of Part 2 of that Act;

Parent’s leave cannot be transferred between parents – except in specified circumstances such as the death of one of the parents.

Application

The leave only applies to adoptions or babies born from 1 November 2019.

Leave

Following the enactment of the Family Leave and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2021, the total Parents Leave entitlement is 7 weeks per relevant parent. The leave can be taken as a block of 7 weeks, or separate weeks of leave. The leave cannot be taken in any other way and must be used within 2 years of the adoption or birth of the baby.
Parent’s Benefit is only paid once for both single and multiple births. For example, if you have twins or adopt 2 children at the same time, you get one payment.

Notice

To avail of Parents, Leave the employee must give the employer 6 weeks’ notice in writing and provide evidence in the form of a copy of the birth cert or adoption confirmation.

Refusals
The request can only be refused if the employee is not entitled to it.

Postponement
The Company can postpone the Parents Leave for up to 12 weeks for the following reasons:

  • Seasonal variations in the volume of work
  • No replacement to carry out your work
  • The nature of your duties
  • The number of other employees also taking parent’s leave
  • Any other relevant matters

Annual Leave & Public Holidays

All employment rights such as annual leave and public holiday entitlements remain protected during Parents Leave.

Payment

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection will be responsible for making the benefit payment if the employee has the relevant social insurance (PRSI) contributions.
This is unpaid leave by the Company.