Can my employer penalise me if they think that I’m going to take or have asked to take adoption leave?

Your employer cannot penalise you if you seek to take adoption leave, or even if they think you are likely to take it. If you think that this is the case, you should talk to your trade union rep if you have one, and seek specialist legal advice to find out what rights you have.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.

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