Updated Easy Reference Statutory Leave Tables

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 8 August 2023
Jennifer Cashman
Issues covered: Leave, Family Friendly Rights

The RDJ Employment Team has prepared a helpful table setting out the various types of statutory leave currently available to employees, along with additional statutory leaves that are expected to be enacted over the coming months:

Type of Leave

Who is entitled?

For how long?

Is it paid?

Who Pays?


Maternity Leave

Pregnant employees

26 weeks, and up to an additional 16 weeks

Yes, maternity benefit is paid for 26 weeks

The State (subject to eligibility)

Maternity Protection Acts 1994 to 2022, as amended

Adoptive Leave

The sole adopter in the case of a parent adopting a child on their own or the nominated parent in the case of an adopting couple


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This article is correct at 08/08/2023

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