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paternity leave and pay

  • Who is entitled to paternity leave?  more...
  • I'd like to take Ordinary Paternity Leave. What notice do I need to give my employer?  more...
  • Can I change the date my Ordinary Paternity Leave starts?  more...
  • What happens to my job terms and conditions while I'm on Ordinary Paternity Leave?  more...
  • Am I entitled to return to the same job after Ordinary Paternity Leave?  more...
  • Am I entitled to Statutory Paternity Pay?  more...
  • When can my Statutory Paternity Pay start?  more...
  • How much is Statutory Paternity Pay?  more...
  • My employer says that paternity leave regulations don't apply to me because I'm not an employee and therefore do not qualify for Ordinary Paternity Leave. Is this true?  more...
  • Don't paternity rights only apply to men in married couples?  more...
  • What happens to my Statutory Paternity Pay entitlement if I work during the time I am being paid it?  more...
  • Are there any circumstances under which I cannot claim Statutory Paternity Pay?  more...
  • Can my employer dismiss me if they think I'm going to take paternity leave or if I've asked to take paternity leave?  more...
  • Am I still entitled to take paternity leave if my child is born prematurely?  more...
  • What happens to my entitlement if the child is stillborn or dies?  more...
  • Am I entitled to more paternity leave if it is a multiple birth?  more...
  • What is Additional Paternity Leave?  more...
  • Am I eligible for Additional Paternity Leave?  more...
  • What will I get paid if I take Additional Paternity Leave?  more...
  • Can I share my partnerís maternity leave?  more...
  • Can we decide between ourselves how to share the maternity leave between us?  more...

further information

Gov.uk has useful information on Statutory Paternity Pay.

You may also be entitled to paternity leave and pay if adopting. Read our adoption leave section for more information.