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Taking time off work: For new and expecting parents

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What if I want to take a shorter leave?

You have the right to end your pregnancy or parental leave before you have taken all the weeks you are entitled to. To do this, give your employer a letter telling them when you plan to return to work. You must give them this letter at least 4 weeks before the day you want to return to work.

Or, you can end your leave at any time if you and your employer both agree.