Q. What is the Protection of Employment Rights?

You have the right to job protection during adoptive leave, additional adoptive leave, and pre-adoption meetings.

While on leave described above, including additional adoptive leave, you are regarded as being in employment and therefore retain all employment rights, such as annual leave, public holidays, increments, seniority, etc. are protected.

You have the right to be paid while attending pre-adoption meetings or classes.

You have the right to return to the same job or, if this is not possible, the right to suitable alternative work on no less favourable terms and conditions.

You have the right not to be dismissed, made redundant or suspended while on leave described above.

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