Manage a changed paternity leave start date in relation to a birth child

Key points

  • To exercise the right to take paternity leave an employee is required to give his or her employer notice providing specified information within a set timescale, including when he or she wants the leave period to start.
  • The employee may change his or her mind about the paternity leave start date as long as he or she gives the employer at least 28 days' notice.

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