Adoptive Leave Act 2005

Amendment of section 10 of Principal Act.

6.—Section 10 (entitlement of adopting father to additional adoptive leave in certain circumstances) (amended, as to the periods of such leave, by Article 7 of the Order of 2001) of the Principal Act is amended by substituting the following subsection for subsection (1):

“(1) (a) An employed adopting father who is entitled to, or is on, adoptive leave on the death of the adopting mother shall, on request, be entitled to further leave (to be known as ‘additional adoptive leave’) from his employment.

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

(i) in case the adopting mother dies on or after the expiration of 16 weeks from the day of placement, 8 weeks less the period between the date of that expiration and the date of her death, or

(ii) in any other case, 8 weeks.

(c) The period of additional adoptive leave may be extended by order made by the Minister.”.