HR documents and templates

Maternity, paternity, adoption, parental and shared parental leave letters and forms


Your responsibilities in relation to rights of working parents - or parents to be - are explained in our maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave section.

Specific Employers' Handbook guidance

Further best practice advice and practical documents to help you communicate with your workers in respect of their entitlements are included in the Invest Northern Ireland Employers' Handbook including:

Sample employer documents

You can download, customise and use sample documents from the handbook that are relevant to maternity, paternity, adoption, parental and shared parental leave:

For help with administering paternity and adoption leave, use the maternity, paternity and adoption leave and pay calculator for employers.