Paternity leave

Clio Springer

Editor's message: Employees who are eligible have the right to take one or two consecutive weeks’ paternity leave to care for their new son or daughter, around the time of the child's birth or adoption. Some employers provide for a longer period of paternity leave.

Various rights and obligations apply in relation to statutory paternity leave and pay. You can ensure that your organisation’s employees and managers are aware of these rights and obligations by putting in place a paternity leave policy.

Clio Springer, senior employment law editor

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