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The Paternity and Adoption Leave Regulations 2002

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Application

  3. PART 2 PATERNITY LEAVE

    1. 4.Entitlement to paternity leave: birth

    2. 5.Options in respect of leave under regulation 4

    3. 6.Notice and evidential requirements for leave under regulation 4

    4. 7.Commencement of leave under regulation 4

    5. 8.Entitlement to paternity leave: adoption

    6. 9.Options in respect of leave under regulation 8

    7. 10.Notice and evidential requirements for leave under regulation 8

    8. 11.Commencement of leave under regulation 8

    9. 12.Application of terms and conditions during paternity leave

    10. 13.Right to return after paternity leave

    11. 14.Incidents of the right to return after paternity leave

  4. PART 3 ADOPTION LEAVE

    1. 15.Entitlement to ordinary adoption leave

    2. 16.Options in respect of ordinary adoption leave

    3. 17.Notice and evidential requirements for ordinary adoption leave

    4. 18.Duration and commencement of ordinary adoption leave

    5. 19.Application of terms and conditions during ordinary adoption leave

    6. 20.Additional adoption leave: entitlement, duration and commencement

    7. 21.Application of terms and conditions during additional adoption leave

    8. 22.Disrupted placement in the course of adoption leave

    9. 23.Redundancy during adoption leave

    10. 24.Dismissal during adoption leave

    11. 25.Requirement to notify intention to return during adoption leave period

    12. 26.Right to return after adoption leave

    13. 27.Incidents of the right to return from adoption leave

  5. PART 4 PROVISIONS APPLICABLE IN RELATION TO BOTH PATERNITY AND ADOPTION LEAVE

    1. 28.Protection from detriment

    2. 29.Unfair dismissal

    3. 30.Contractual rights to paternity or adoption leave

    4. 31.Calculation of a week’s pay

  6. Signature

  7. Explanatory Note

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