Manage paternity leave where the child's mother has a miscarriage or stillbirth, or her baby dies after birth

Key points

  • If the child is stillborn 24 weeks or more into the pregnancy, the employee will retain his or her entitlement to statutory paternity leave and pay.
  • A miscarriage before the pregnancy has reached 24 weeks will mean that the employee will not have the right to statutory paternity leave or pay.
  • Where the baby dies after the birth, the employee will retain his or her full rights to statutory paternity leave and pay, irrespective of the timing of the birth.

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