Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987

6 Restriction on taking of parental leave within 6 months of end of previous period of parental leave in respect of another child

An employee shall not be entitled to parental leave in respect of a child by virtue of this Act if—

(a)

that employee has previously taken, in respect of another child, a period of leave, being—

(i)

parental leave under this Act; or

(ii)

a period of leave in the nature of parental leave under any Act other than this Act, or any employment agreement; and

(b)

less than 6 months have elapsed since the day after the date on which the most recent period of leave referred to in paragraph (a) ended.

Section 6 heading: amended, on 1 July 2006, by section 12(1) of the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Paid Parental Leave for Self-Employed Persons) Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 20).

Section 6(a)(ii): amended, on 1 July 2002, by section 22 of the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Paid Parental Leave) Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 7).

Section 6(a)(ii): amended, on 15 May 1991, by section 3 of the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 28).

Section 6(b): amended, on 1 July 2006, by section 12(2) of the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Paid Parental Leave for Self-Employed Persons) Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 20).