Rights and conditions

Shared parental leave

New legislation from December 2014 introduced Shared Parental Leave for babies due on or after 5 April 2015. Adopters will have the same rights as other parents to Shared Parental leave and pay.

Adoption

This page sets out your entitlements and responsibilities under UK legislation, as well as advice on returning to work and overseas adoptions.

Paternity

This page sets out your entitlements and responsibilities under UK legislation on paternity leave and pay.

Maternity

This page sets out your entitlements under UK legislation on maternity leave and pay. Expectant and new mothers may be entitled to maternity leave, and statutory maternity pay, occupational maternity pay or maternity allowance.