Paternity: Handle a paternity leave and pay request (UK adoption situation)
When to use this paternity flowchart
Use this paternity flowchart when an employee informs you that they plan to take paternity leave in respect of a newly adopted child that is expected to be placed with the employee and their partner shortly.
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 adoption. They may also be entitled to receive statutory paternity pay.
- Check that the employee has given the required notice and satisfied the evidential requirements for paternity leave [and pay]
- Respond to the employee confirming their statutory paternity leave [and pay] arrangements
- Check that the employee has provided the child's actual date of placement for adoption