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Statement of Policy

This policy sets out the statutory and contractual rights and responsibilities of employees who wish to take statutory Shared Parental Leave. However this policy does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment and may be amended from time to time.

The University recognises that, from time to time, employees may have questions or concerns relating to their shared parental rights. It is the University's policy to encourage open discussion with employees to ensure that questions and problems can be resolved as quickly as possible.

The legislation relevant to this policy is:

  • The Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014
  • The Shared Parental Pay (General) Regulations 2014
  • The Maternity and Adoption Leave (Curtailment of Statutory Rights to Leave) Regulations 2014
  • The Statutory Maternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay (Curtailment) Regulations 2014
  • Employment Rights Act 1996
  • Child and Families Act 2014
  • Equality Act 2010