Paternity Leave Checklist

Paternity Leave Checklist

Paternity leave enables you to take time off for the birth or adoption of a child. Welcoming a new child into your family is a magical experience which should be shared with your partner.

If you’re expecting a bundle of joy you’re entitled to paternity leave of up to two weeks to get to know your new child.

Both mums and dads are entitled to maternity leave or paternity leave to share in this special occassion.

Paternity Leave UK

Paternity Certificate - At least 15 weeks before the baby is due.

Leave cannot start before the birth.

You can take unpaid leave for 2 antenatal appointments.

List all tasks performed, projects etc

Note who has the ability or skills to cover

Apply for paternity pay using form SC3

Must end within 56 days of the birth

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