Parental Leave Rights
The Parental Leave Scheme currently allows employees two weeks paid parental leave. This paid parental leave is paid by the State not by the employer. This must be taken within the first twelve months of the child being born. This increased to five weeks leave with the benefit being paid by the State since 1 September and that this leave can be taken within the first two years of a child’s life
*Before acting or refraining from acting on anything in this guide, legal advice should be sought from a solicitor.
**In contentious cases, a solicitor may not charge fees or expenses as a portion or percentage of any award of settlement.