Paternity leave refers to fathers’ rights to take up to 2 weeks’ unpaid leave within 56 days of the birth of their child.

During paternity leave, fathers have the right to remain employed on their existing terms and conditions, except that they do not need to be paid by their employer.

Fathers are entitled to a certain minimum weekly statutory paternity pay during these 2 weeks, the amount of which changes from year to year.

In addition, fathers are entitled to shared parental leave and ‘ordinary’ parental leave.

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