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tostaky Wed 07-Sep-11 10:24:23

Has anyone any experience of taking parental leave?

Our staff handbook says I am entitled to 13 weeks per children with a minimum of 1 week and max of 4 weeks per annum.

I am thinking of taking 4 weeks mid-oct/mid-nov because we are moving house, which means moving nursery and finding a new nanny (to drop-off) and also re-organising our life.
My career is pretty shot so I don’t mind too much about the impact on my job.

The staff handbook doesn’t say whether my application will be automatically granted or if like a request for flexi-time, it is considered but is not automatically accepted.
Any experience?

Thank you!

hairylights Wed 07-Sep-11 20:20:17

Have a look at the directgov site. This will tell you everything you need to know about your legal rights with regard to unpaid parental leave.

http://m.direct.gov.uk/syndicationController?action=view&param=DG_10029416&utn=838904e2fb3940ae9c6e201109072018

hairylights Wed 07-Sep-11 20:20:49

Sorry m.direct.gov.uk/syndicationController?action=view¶m=DG_10029416&utn=838904e2fb3940ae9c6e201109072018

tostaky Thu 08-Sep-11 10:56:22

thanks

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