This ‘Extension of Parental Leave’ letter template is the application form you provide to your employee who wishes to apply for an extension of parental leave. Attached are the HR template letters to advise the employee if their request for additional unpaid parental leave has been approved / refused. You can approve or refuse in the following situations:
- Employee is requesting an initial extension within the initial 12 months (you must approve) or
- Employee is requesting an additional 12 months’ leave (available with your approval) or
- Employee is requesting an extension within the initial 12 months, and have already extended their leave at least once (available with your approval)
This form must be completed and provided before a formal decision can be made.
You can refuse an employee’s request to extend unpaid parental leave beyond 12 months if you have given the employee a reasonable opportunity to discuss their request, and if there are reasonable business grounds to refuse.
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