Family leave rights

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Closes 26 Aug 2022


The Island Plan has set out the vision of a secure, vibrant and sustainable Island. Part of that vision includes looking at developments in employment rights that we can adopt in the Isle of Man to ensure that employees have secure jobs and the Island is an attractive place to work.

Though in 2017 the Equality Act made a number of significant changes to employment law in the Island in relation to discrimination, over a number of years the Isle of Man has been falling behind international standards in relation to employment rights. The Department intends to make a number of changes to employment law in the current administration.

This consultation seeks views on changes to the law on time off work and family leave rights. It is being issued alongside two other consultations, one on regulation of zero hours contracts, and one on whistleblowing. The other consultations are available on the Consultation Hub.