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How much paternity leave are fathers entitled to?

By Employment Law, HR Software, Paternity leave

If your staff member’s partner is pregnant, adopting a child or having a baby through a surrogate, they will be eligible for statutory paternity leave and pay. In this article, we break down what those eligible staff members are entitled to in 2021. To learn more about paternity leave and pay, check out the UK Government support hub, the ACAS support page, or head over to another Natural HR blog to learn about if the current entitlement is long enough or if it should be extended. How much time off are your staff entitled to? When it comes to paternity…

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Is two weeks’ paternity leave enough for new fathers?

By Paternity leave

There has been a big debate around paternity leave for years now as to whether new fathers should be entitled to the same leave as mothers. After all, raising a child is a joint effort. The reality though is very different and the gov.uk website states that statutory paternity leave consists of ‘taking either one or two weeks. You get the same amount of leave if your partner has multiple births (such as twins). You must take your leave in one go. A week is the same amount of days that you normally work in a week – for example,…

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