Paternity pay

Ashok Kanani

Editor's message: Employers are under no obligation to pay employees their full pay when they are on paternity leave, unless this is provided for contractually.

Instead, employees are entitled to one or two weeks' statutory paternity pay. See Quick reference: Ordinary statutory paternity pay and Quick reference: Statutory paternity pay. Many employers provide slightly better terms than the statutory minimum.

Ashok Kanani, employment law editor

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