Paternity Leave and Pay

  • Price: £3.60
  • Published: March 2015
  • Type: Business Information Factsheet
  • Format: PDF

This factsheet explains the paternity leave and pay rules that apply to an employee whose partner is having a baby. It outlines employers' obligations and explains what information employers have a right to expect from employees. It also covers how employers can get financial help with statutory paternity payments.

Paternity leave for adoptive parents is dealt with in a separate factsheet. See BIF 511, Adoption Leave and Pay, for more information.

Employment legislation is a complicated area of law and this factsheet is intended as a starting point only. Employers should always seek professional advice where necessary.

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