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.