The firm of Richard Grogan & Associates provides advice to employers and employees on Parental Leave entitlements.
An employee who is a natural or adoptive parent of a child is entitled to leave from his or her employment for a period of 14 weeks to enable him or her to take care of a child. There are some conditions which must be complied with.
1. The employee must have been in employment for over 1 year with their employer.
2. The right to parental leave ends on the day on which the child reaches the age of 5. In certain circumstances it can be extended particularly in the case of a child who is adopted.
3. The child must have been born on or after the 3rd June 1996.