Paternity leave

Ashok Kanani

Editor's message: Eligible employees have the right to take either one or two consecutive weeks’ paternity leave for the purpose of caring for their new son or daughter, around the time of the child's birth or adoption

Eligible employees have various rights and obligations in relation to paternity leave and pay. Employers can ensure that an employee and his or her line manager are aware of these rights and obligations by providing them both with a copy of the employer’s paternity leave policy (see XpertHR’s updated model Paternity leave policy).

Ashok Kanani, employment law editor

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