Paternity leave

Paternity leave is a period of absence from work on the birth or adoption of a child, taken by the child's father, the mother's partner, or other adoptive parent. This may be statutory paternity leave and/or other leave granted by the employer, either contractually or on an ex gratia basis.

Employers should have a compliant Paternity Policy in their staff handbook.

Members can download a Paternity Policy here


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