[80B Entitlement to . . . paternity leave: adoption]
[80B Entitlement to . . . paternity leave: adoption]

[(1)     The Secretary of State shall make regulations entitling an employee who satisfies specified conditions—

(a)     as to duration of employment,

(b)     as to relationship with a child placed, or expected to be placed, for adoption under the law of any part of the United Kingdom, and

(c)     as to relationship with a person with whom the child is, or is expected to be, so placed for adoption,

to be absent from work on leave under this section for the purpose of caring for the child or supporting the person by reference to whom he satisfies the condition under paragraph (c).

(2)     The regulations shall include provision for determining—

(a)     the extent of an employee's entitlement to leave under this section in respect of a child;

(b)     when leave under this section may be taken.

(3)     Provision under subsection (2)(a) shall secure that where an employee is entitled to leave under this section in respect of a child he is entitled to at least two weeks' leave.

(4)     Provision under subsection (2)(b) shall secure that leave under this section must be taken before the end of a period of at least 56 days beginning with the date of the child's placement for adoption.