Family leave rights

Closed 26 Aug 2022

Opened 30 Jun 2022


The Department seeks views on the introduction of a number of family leave rights. Specifically, these are:

  • Introduction of shared parental leave
  • Introduction of parental bereavement leave
  • Provision for 'keeping in touch' days for maternity and paternity leave
  • Extension of rights to time off for ante natal care
  • Introduction of time off for adoption appointments
  • Time off for dependants

Why your views matter

The Isle of Man has a number of statutory employment rights relating to time off work and family leave, such as maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

However there are a number of family-related leave rights that the Island does not have. For example, shared parental leave, which would enable mothers and fathers choice and flexibility in how they care for new children in their first year.

The other proposals consulted on would provide statutory rights to leave to enable leave in a number of circumstances.

Submitting your response

You can submit your response online by clicking on the 'Online Survey' link below or via post or email by downloading the consultation paper found on the 'Related' section below. 


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