Returning to Work from Adoption Leave

We will assume that you will be returning to work 52 weeks from when your Adoption Leave starts. However, if you wish to return prior to the end of your adoption period you must give at least eight weeks’ notice in writing of your intended date of return.

If you return to work during a period of adoption leave you will forfeit any further entitlement to adoption pay.

If you decide not to return to work either before or following a period of Adoption Leave you must give the University written notice in accordance with your contract of employment. You may be asked to work the remainder of your notice period if it expires after adoption leave.

If you qualify for enhanced University adoption pay, but decide to resign prior to adoption leave being taken, you will not receive any enhanced payments beyond the statutory payments. The University reserves the right to reclaim the non-statutory element of adoption pay from those members of staff who were eligible for enhanced adoption pay, but did not return to work for three months.

Last edited Jan 02, 2018