Paternity

Pregnant employees’ partners are entitled to take two weeks’ ordinary paternity leave provided that they have the required continuous service.

Shared parental leave enables mothers to commit to ending their maternity leave and pay at a future date, and to share the untaken balance of leave and pay as shared parental leave and pay with their partner.


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Family-friendly rights: a whistle-stop tour

Shared parental leave has been in the press again of late, with a new father winning a sex discrimination claim...

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Enhancing family-friendly pay: pros and cons for employers

16 Jun 2017

Whether or not to enhance pay during maternity, paternity, adoption or shared parental leave is a perennial dilemma for employers....

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Shared parental pay: father wins sex discrimination case

6 Jun 2017

A father whose wife was advised to return to work to combat post-natal depression has won a sex discrimination claim...

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Are fathers’ rights at work working?

1 Jun 2017

Despite the introduction of shared parental leave, employers have been slow to enhance fathers’ rights at work. John Smith, a...

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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

17 May 2017

The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...

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April 2017: nine key employment law changes

10 Apr 2017

Are you up to date with all this month's employment law changes? We round the nine most important legislative...

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Half of fathers would use shared parental leave

5 Apr 2017

More than half of fathers would use shared parental leave, according to a poll by charity Working Families, published two...

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Singapore employment law: what changes are coming in 2017?

5 Dec 2016

To attract overseas business investment, Singapore has concluded an international network of trade agreements. Changes to Singapore employment law in...

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Statutory maternity pay and sick pay: 2017/18 rates announced

28 Nov 2016

The Government has published the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay...

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Women earn £8,500 less than men by their 50s

14 Oct 2016

Women earn less than men throughout their working lives and the gap is widest in their 50s when they earn...

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Shared parental pay: Father wins sex discrimination case against Network Rail

6 Oct 2016

Employers who pay mothers different rates of shared parental pay to fathers run the risk of sex discrimination claims, following...

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Maternity, paternity and shared (grand)parental leave webinar

2 Sep 2016

ON DEMAND |What do employers need to consider when an employee or an employee's partner has a baby? Parental rights in recent years have been broadened to include the mother’s ...

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Statutory maternity pay and sick pay frozen for 2016/17

27 Nov 2015

Statutory maternity pay and statutory sick pay rates will not rise in 2016. The Government has proposed no annual increase...

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Shared grandparental leave risks dads missing out – Jo Swinson

6 Oct 2015

George Osborne’s announcement that working grandparents will be eligible to shared parental leave entitlement looks like a progressive move, but...

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Fathers in Sweden to get three months’ paid paternity leave

1 Jun 2015

Sweden is planning to offer new fathers a third month of paid paternity leave, its Government has announced.
The country...

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