Your HR Questions Answered

We aim to give our readers and followers the best advice when it comes to managing people effectively. Every month you can read a digest of some HR questions that might be relevant for you.

Q: If an employee is on part time hours, does the Parental Leave entitlement of 18 weeks change?

A: No, a person is still entitled to the full 18 weeks, it is not based on hours worked nor full or part time.

Q: Does taking Parental Leave affect my Employment rights?

A: Taking parental leave does not affect other employment rights you have. Apart from the loss of pay and pension contributions, your position remains as if no parental leave had been taken. This means, for example, that time spent on parental leave can be used to accumulate your annual leave entitlement.

We have a team of trained and skilled investigators and consultants who have extensive experience in this area and would be happy to discuss any issue of concern with you. Just email us on or call Ingrid on 01 5252914.