To [name and address of employer]
This demand notice is being served on you in your capacity as the employer/former employer* of [full name of employee] (the employee).
For this paragraph select the statement that applies.
The parental leave claimed is [specify type of parental leave claimed], being [specify details of the period of leave].
I have given you not less than 7 days to comment on the complaint/the grounds for my belief*.
I am satisfied, after having considered any comments made by you, that the employee is entitled to take the parental leave.
I am satisfied that you are not prepared to acknowledge the employee’s entitlement to take parental leave in a reasonable manner or within a reasonable time.
I demand by this notice that you acknowledge the employee’s entitlement to take parental leave and allow the employee to take parental leave.
Both your right to lodge an objection to this demand notice and the consequences of this notice are specified in the additional information for the employer that is supplied with this notice.
This demand notice is made by [full name], Labour Inspector, whose address for service is [address] and whose telephone number is [number] and whose fax number for service is [number] and whose document exchange number for service is [number] and whose email address for service is [address].
Additional information for employer
1 Your right to lodge objection
You may lodge with the Employment Relations Authority, within 28 days after this demand notice is served on you, an objection to this demand notice.
2 Consequences of this demand notice
This demand notice has the consequences specified in paragraphs 3 to 5—
if no objection is lodged before the close of the period of 28 days specified in paragraph 1; or
if any objection lodged before the close of that period is withdrawn (whether before or after the close of that period).
3 Imposition of legal requirement
This demand notice imposes a legal requirement on you to comply with it.
4 Evidence of leave entitlement
This demand notice is prima facie evidence before the Employment Court or the Employment Relations Authority that the employee has the entitlement to take parental leave.
5 Enforcement by compliance order
This demand notice may be enforced by the making by the Employment Relations Authority of a compliance order under section 137 of the Employment Relations Act 2000.