Adoptive Leave Act 2005

Amendment of section 19 of Principal Act.

16.—Section 19 (right to suitable alternative employment in certain circumstances on return to work) of the Principal Act is amended by substituting the following paragraph for paragraph (b) of subsection (2):

“(b) the terms or conditions of the contract—

(i) relating to the place where the work under it is required to be done, the capacity in which the employee concerned is to be employed and any other terms or conditions of employment are not less favourable to the employee than those of the employee's contract of employment immediately before the absence from work on adoptive leave or additional adoptive leave, and

(ii) incorporate any improvement in the terms or conditions of employment to which the employee would have been entitled if the employee had not been so absent from work during that period.”.