The minimum entitlement to time off work for employees on paternity leave. There is a minimum service requirement.
A table summarising employees' entitlement to statutory paternity leave.
Good practice guidance discussing the steps that employers can take to engage expectant fathers or fathers with dependent children, including support during paternity leave, ordinary parental leave and shared parental leave.
The law on paternity leave, including the right to paternity leave, notification requirements relating to paternity leave, rights during paternity leave, return to work following paternity leave, and rights relating to additional paternity leave which has now been abolished.
A model letter responding to a request to take a period of paternity leave in a birth situation confirming entitlement to the leave.
A model form for requesting a variation to the dates of paternity leave in an adoption situation.
A model letter to an employee whose partner has suffered a miscarriage before 24 weeks of pregnancy explaining his paternity rights.
A model letter to an employee whose partner has suffered a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy explaining his paternity rights.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to statutory paternity leave.