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Paternity Leave

Key Points:

Paternity leave has been recognised as Statutory Leave Entitlement from 1st September 2016.
Paternity Leave entitles a “relevant parent” to two weeks leave to be taken within 26 weeks of the child’s birth.
A “relevant parent” is taken to mean the Father of the child, or the spouse, civil partner or cohabitant of the Mother or Relevant Adopting Parent. Where the child is to be...