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Paternity leave policy

Author: Claire Birkinshaw, Lynda Macdonald and Stephen Simpson

When to use this model paternity leave policy

Use this model HR policy to set out employees' entitlement to paternity leave.

Note: The usual rules for calculating normal weekly pay for the purpose of determining entitlement to, and the rate of, statutory paternity pay are adjusted for employees who are furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. See Family-related statutory payments and furlough leave in Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.