Shared parental leave (SPL) is a new legal entitlement for eligible parents of babies due, or children placed for adoption, on or after 5 April 2015. It enables an eligible mother to exchange her maternity allowance for SPL. SPL allows eligible parents to choose how to share time off work after their child is born and allows for a more flexible arrangement.
Notify staff and managers about the shared parental leave system. Shared parental leave entitles expectant parents, or parents adopting a child to share the caring responsibilities depending on their preferences and circumstances. This document gives parents or guardians a sense of flexibility at work without being penalised.
This shared parental leave policy template covers the parents' eligibility, their notification requirements, as well as shared parental pay. Ensure that your staff know when shared parental leave can be taken as well as when they have to return to work after leave. Use this shared parental leave policy to inform staff and managers of their responsibilities during this process.
This document is GDPR compliant.