Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2006

Amendment of section 13 of Principal Act.

8.— Section 13 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) in subsection (2), by substituting the following for paragraph (f):

“(f) a person other than one specified in any of paragraphs (a) to (e), who resides with the employee in a relationship of domestic dependency.”,


(b) by inserting the following after subsection (2):

“(2A) For the purposes of subsection (2)(f)—

(a) a person who resides with an employee is taken to be in a relationship of domestic dependency with the employee if, in the event of injury or illness, one reasonably relies on the other to make arrangements for the provision of care, and

(b) the sexual orientation of the persons concerned is immaterial.

(2B) Paragraph (b) of subsection (2A) is not to be taken to limit in any way the classes of persons in respect of whom an employee is entitled to force majeure leave by virtue of subsection (2)(f).”.