Manage a request from an expectant father or the partner of a pregnant woman for time off to attend an antenatal appointment

Key points

  • Employees who have a qualifying relationship with a pregnant woman are entitled to time off work to accompany her to a limited number of antenatal appointments.
  • Qualifying employees can take up to six and a half hours off for each appointment.
  • Employers can ask for a signed declaration from the employee, providing certain information to confirm his or her eligibility.

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