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Workplace issues (pack)

This pack contains a range of formal request letters for maternity / paternity and adoption leave for use when applying for time off due to a pregnancy, birth or adoption. It also contains a letter applying for permission to bring a dog into the workplace.

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Price: £29.00
This product is supplied so that you can complete it yourself and has no legal support. Your document will instantly draft itself on screen for your particular circumstances as you answer the interactive questionnaire and follow the guidance notes.

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Letter to employer asking permission to bring a dog into the workplace (Guidance Notes)
Use this letter to seek permission from your employer to bring your dog into the workplace on a regular basis. It includes terms and conditions which you agree to comply with to support your request, e.g. the dog is insured and house-trained. The letter is appropriate for both disabled employees with helper dogs, as well as for able-bodied employees asking for the privilege of bringing their pet to work.
Adoption leave letter (Guidance Notes)
If you have employee status, you can use this letter to notify your employer that you are adopting a child from within the UK or overseas and to provide them with the information legally required before taking adoption leave. It is important that you make this notification in writing, even if you have verbally notified your employer.

Don't use this letter if you're becoming a legal guardian, adopting a stepchild, adopting a child through a private adoption agreement or not using a legally recognised adoption agency. It is also unsuitable for use for adoptions from a surrogate mother or adopting a foster child under local authorities' 'Fostering for Adoption' scheme.
Letter to change date of return from adoption leave (Guidance Notes)
Use this letter whilst you are on adoption leave to notify your employer that you wish to change the date of your return to work. This letter is suitable whether you are changing this return date for the first time or doing so again, but note that if doing so for the first time you can only notify of an earlier return date. If you are returning to work on the date you agreed with your employer, or after the end of your full adoption leave, you do not need to provide notice. You should send this letter as soon as possible to ensure that you give your employer the required amount of notice. This document is suitable for use in the United Kingdom.
Letter to change date of return from maternity leave (Guidance Notes)
Use this letter whilst you are on maternity leave to notify your employer that you wish to change the date of your return to work. This letter is suitable whether you are changing this return date for the first time or are doing so again, but note that if doing so for the first time you can only notify of an earlier return date. If you are returning to work on the date you agreed with your employer, or after the end of your full maternity leave, you do not need to provide notice. You should send this letter as soon as possible to ensure that you give your employer the required amount of notice. This document is suitable for use in the United Kingdom.
Letter to change maternity leave start date (Guidance Notes)
Use this letter to formally notify your employer that you wish to change the start date of your maternity leave. You must give your employer at least 28 days' notice before the new start date (if you are bringing it forward) or 28 days before the original start date (if you want to push the start date back. Please note that you cannot use this document if you are not an employee (i.e. you are a worker or self-employed).
Letter to change start of adoption leave (Guidance Notes)
Use this letter to formally notify your employer that you wish to change the start date of your adoption leave. You must give your employer at least 28 days' notice if you want to vary the date. This letter can be used whether you are adopting a child from the UK or overseas. It is only appropriate for use where you qualify for statutory adoption leave.
Maternity leave letter (Guidance Notes)
Use this letter to notify your employer of your pregnancy and to provide them with the information legally required before taking maternity leave. It is important that you make this notification in writing, even if you have verbally notified your employer. Please note that this document can only be used by employees and not workers or the self-employed who are not entitled to maternity leave.
Paternity leave letter (Guidance Notes)

Use this document to notify your employer that you wish to take up to two weeks' paternity leave and (if applicable) receive statutory paternity pay, following the birth of a child. It is also suitable if you are adopting or intending to adopt a child from a surrogate mother and you are a one of the couple applying for a parental order.

This letter will help you to work out if you have a statutory entitlement to paternity leave. If you don't, you will still be able to proceed, but the granting of leave will be at your employer's discretion.

This letter is not suitable when you are taking adoption paternity leave (except when adopting through a surrogacy arrangement): please use our 'Paternity leave letter for adoptions' instead.

Paternity leave letter for adoptions (Guidance Notes)

If you or your partner are adopting a child from within the UK or overseas, use this letter to tell your employer that you wish to take up to two weeks' paternity leave and to provide them with the information legally required before taking it.

It is important that you make this notification in writing, even if you have verbally notified your employer. This letter will also help you to work out if you qualify for statutory paternity leave. If you do not have a statutory entitlement, you will still be allowed to proceed, although please note that approval will be at your employer's discretion.