Time off for adoption appointments

For those of you who are in the process of adopting, or thinking about adopting, and working, it is worth noting that from 5 April 2015, employees and certain agency workers who are proposing to adopt a child or children, either on their own or jointly with another person, have the right to take time off during working hours to attend adoption appointments (sections 57ZJ-57ZS, Employment Rights Act 1996).

Rob

Deaf, hubby to Rachel, dad to Corey, Libby and Emily, Solicitor, Lecturer in Legal Practice at University of South Wales, PhD student at University of Leicester.

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