Paternity leave categories

All items: Paternity leave

  • Additional paternity leave

    5 July 2010

    The right to additional paternity leave came into force in April 2010, and affects the parents of children with a due date on or after 3 April 2011. Essentially it allows the mother of a child to "donate" some of her maternity leave entitlement to the father, who can then take up to 26 weeks off work to care for the child.

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