Who is entitled to take statutory paternity leave?
A women’s right to take statutory maternity leave commences on day one of employment – no qualifying service is needed. But what about the right to take two weeks’ statutory paternity leave – when does it start? Statutory paternity leave isn’t available from day one of employment. To quality for it, an employee must have been working for you for at least 26 weeks at the 15th week before the baby is due. This type of leave can only be taken in a single block not as odd days of leave.
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