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Is it possible for a woman to take statutory paternity leave?
Which employees are entitled to ordinary paternity leave?
Is a child's father automatically entitled to statutory paternity leave?
Where an employer suspects that an employee is not entitled to statutory paternity leave what can it do?
What qualifying service is necessary for ordinary paternity leave?
How much ordinary paternity leave can an employee take?
Under the statutory provisions can an employee take less than a week's ordinary paternity leave?
When can an employee choose to start ordinary paternity leave in respect of a new baby?
Can an employee take ordinary paternity leave before the child is born or placed for adoption?
What happens where an employee has given notice that he wants his ordinary paternity leave to begin on a particular predetermined date, but the baby has not been born by that date?
What happens where an employee has given notice that he or she wants ordinary paternity leave to begin on a particular predetermined date, but the child has not been placed for adoption by that date?
Can employees change their mind about when they want their ordinary paternity leave to start?
Can an employer request that an employee defer his ordinary paternity leave?
Can employees be required to be flexible about when they take their ordinary paternity leave, if several members of a department going on leave at the same time could cause problems for the business?
Where an employee's child is stillborn will he be entitled to ordinary paternity leave?
Where an employee's partner is expecting twins will he or she be entitled to two lots of ordinary paternity leave?
In which circumstances is an employee entitled to receive ordinary statutory paternity pay?
What notice to take ordinary paternity leave and pay in respect of a new baby is an employee required to give?
What notice to take ordinary paternity leave and pay in respect of a child adopted from within the UK is an employee required to give?
Where an employee's period of paternity leave coincides with a bank holiday, is the employer under any obligation to provide a compensatory day off or pay in lieu?
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