Adoptive Leave Act 2005

Amendment of section 9 of Principal Act.

5.—Section 9 (entitlement of adopting father to adoptive leave in certain circumstances) (amended, as to the period of such adoptive leave, by Article 5 of the Order of 2004) of the Principal Act is amended by substituting the following subsection for subsection (1):

“(1) (a) Where an adopting mother dies, the adopting father shall be entitled to leave (to be known as ‘adoptive leave’) from his employment.

(b) The adoptive leave shall be for a period of—

(i) in case the adopting mother dies on or after the day of placement, 16 weeks less the period between the date of placement and the date of her death, or

(ii) in any other case, 16 weeks.

(c) The period may be extended by order made by the Minister with the consent of the Minister for Social and Family Affairs and the Minister for Finance.”.