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 occasion.
Paternity Leave UK Checklist
Paternity Certificate – At least 15 weeks before the baby is due.
Confirmed Expected Date
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.
Confirm Expected Return Date
Must end within 56 days of the birth.
NOTE: You must have been continuously employed by your employer for at least 26 weeks up to any day in the ‘qualifying week’ making it the 15th week before the baby is due.
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