8.4 Parental leave

Where an employee has a year’s service and has responsibility for a child, they are entitled to unpaid parental leave of up to 13 weeks for each child, which must be taken before the child’s fifth birthday (up to 18 weeks to be taken for a disabled child, to be taken before that child’s 18th birthday). The leave must to be taken for the purpose of caring for a child and in blocks of no less than a week.