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Shared Parental Leave Template Letters & Forms

Shared Parental Leave (SPL) is a statutory right available to parents who are due a new baby or a newly adopted child on or after 5th April 2015. SPL gives parents the option of sharing up to 50 weeks of leave and 39 weeks of pay if they meet the necessary eligibility criteria.
The statutory notification process is quite specific, requiring the parents to provide specific information to their employer within specific time periods.

The following template letters and forms have been designed to assist employers guide their employees through the Shared Parental Leave process.

1.Notice of Entitlement and intention to take SPL

2.Notice to take or vary a period of SPL

3.Maternity or Adoption Leave Curtailment Notice

4.Letter Confirming a Period of Shared Parental Leave

5.Letter Inviting an Employee to a Meeting to discuss a Discontinuous Leave Request

6.Letter Declining a Period of Shared Parental Leave

A full Shared Parental Leave Policy is available now by downloading the Bright Contracts program.

ACAS have also provided detailed guidance for employers available here.

These documents are provided as guidance only and are not intended to be a substitute for specific legal advice.





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