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Q. What is Postponement of leave on hospitalisation of child entitlement?

In the event that the child is hospitalised, it is possible to postpone part of your adoptive leave or additional adoptive leave, or part of it, provided your employer agrees to the request.

You can then return to work and take the remainder of your postponed leave in one continuous period, to commence within 7 days of the discharge of the child from hospital, or such other date as agreed with your employer.

You must notify your employer in writing of your intention to take postponed leave as soon as is reasonably practicable after you become aware of the date of the child’s discharge from hospital.  This notification may be revoked by a further notification in writing to your employer.  Your employer may waive the right to receive such notification.

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