Maternity, Paternity, Parental & Adoption Leave

Maternity Leave

How do I apply for maternity leave?

To apply for maternity leave, please first contact Debbie Oldham, do43@le.ac.uk, 0116 252 3206 who can answer any questions you may have regarding the policy or procedure, and ensure a risk assessment is undertaken prior to submitting forms to HR.

What are the Department's responsibilities?

  • To ensure all staff members understand and adhere to the University's Policy and Procedure on Maternity Leave and ensure that they are not disadvantaged as a result of being pregnant.
  • Ensure that a timely risk assessment is undertaken of the staff members work practices and workplace on receipt of formal notification of pregnancy
  • Ensure that any issues relating to maternity leave and/or pregnancy are dealt with in a fair, sensitive and consistent manner whilst maintaining confidentiality

Who is my Departmental contact for this process?

Debbie Oldham, do43@le.ac.uk, 0116 252 3206

What are the relevant University policies or guidance?

Maternity leave and pregnancy

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Paternity Leave

How do I apply for paternity leave?

There are two types of paternity leave that staff can opt to take:

Ordinary Paternity Leave: 1-2 weeks around the birth of the child

Additional Paternity Leave: Up to 26 weeks leave within the first year of their child's life.

To apply for paternity leave, please contact Debbie Oldham, do43@le.ac.uk, 0116 252 3206 who can answer any questions you may have regarding the policy or procedure.

What are the Department's responsibilities?

  • To ensure that all staff members understand and adhere to the University's policy and procedure on paternity leave.
  • To ensure that paternity leave issues are dealt with in a fair, sensitive and consistent manner, whilst maintaining confidentiality.

Who is my Departmental contact for this process?

Debbie Oldham, do43@le.ac.uk, 0116 252 3206

What are the relevant University policies or guidance?

Paternity leave

Parental Leave

How do I apply for Parental leave?

Parental leave enables qualifying staff to take up to 4 weeks unpaid leave in any given 12 month period for children up to the age of 5 years. To apply for parental leave, please first contact Debbie Oldham, do43@le.ac.uk, 0116 252 3206 who can answer any questions you may have regarding the policy or procedure.

What are the Department's responsibilities?

  • To ensure that all staff members understand and adhere to the University's policy and procedure on parental leave.
  • Ensure that parental leave issues are dealt with in a fair, sensitive and consistent manner, whilst maintaining confidentiality.

Who is my Departmental contact for this process?

Debbie Oldham, do43@le.ac.uk, 0116 252 3206

What are the relevant University policies or guidance?

Parental leave

Adoption Leave

How do I apply for Adoption Leave?

To apply for adoption leave, please first contact Debbie Oldham, do43@le.ac.uk, 0116 252 3206 who can answer any questions you may have regarding the policy or procedure.

What are the Department's responsibilities?

  • To ensure that all staff members understand and adhere to the University's policy and procedure on adoption leave.
  • Ensure that adoption leave issues are dealt with in a fair, sensitive and consistent manner, whilst maintaining confidentiality.

Who is my Departmental contact for this process?

Debbie Oldham, do43@le.ac.uk, 0116 252 3206

What are the relevant University policies or guidance?

Adoption leave

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