Parental leave forms and letters

Parental leave forms and example letters for employees and employers to use.

Example letters for employees

Employees wanting to go on parental leave can use these example letters to their employer as a guide. You need to put in, or choose from the options given, the right information for your situation.

Example letters for birth mothers taking leave

Example letters for partners or spouses (of birth mothers) taking leave 

Example letters for adoptive or other primary carers taking leave

Example letters for partners or spouses (of adoptive or other primary carers) taking leave

Forms and example letters for employers’ responses

These forms and template letters are for employers to use to respond to employees' written notifications and notices. The forms are from the Regulations made under the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987.



Example letters


Application forms for the government-funded parental leave payments (paid parental leave) for employees and self-employed people, and more information regarding parental leave payments, can be found on the Inland Revenue website (external link) or by contacting Inland Revenue on telephone 0800 227 774.

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