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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Personnel Today Awards 2020: Family Friendly Employer shortlist

5 Oct 2020

As we prepare to celebrate the Personnel Today Awards in November, it’s time to showcase those organisations that made the...

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Calls to extend parental leave during Covid-19 rejected

9 Sep 2020

Calls to extend parental leave and pay for families because of the Covid-19 pandemic have been rejected by the government,...

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Ensure women do not lose out on maternity pay, say Labour

12 Aug 2020

The Labour party has called for the government to take urgent action to ensure that those who have been pregnant...

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Top UK employers urged to disclose parental leave and pay

6 Jul 2020

Employers warned they could lose out on the best talent if they do not include transparency over family friendly working arrangements.

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Employees on maternity leave can still access furlough after deadline

10 Jun 2020

Parents who are on statutory maternity and paternity leave due to return to work in the next few months will...

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Furlough: parental pay to be calculated on usual earnings

27 Apr 2020

Furloughed workers taking parental or adoption leave will receive parental or adoption pay based on their usual earnings, not the...

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Four in 10 dads can’t afford shared parental leave

22 Apr 2020

Five years after its introduction, the number of fathers claiming shared parental leave has increased by over two thirds since...

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April 2020 employment law changes: eight tasks for HR

6 Apr 2020

Each April, HR professionals must ensure that their organisation complies with the latest round of amended employment laws and deadlines....

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UK women least optimistic about impact of parenthood on career

9 Mar 2020

Men are more likely than women to believe it possible to rise to the top of their careers while still...

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Fathers ‘more likely to seek mental health support than mothers’

20 Feb 2020

Fathers are four times more likely to seek mental health support than mothers, according to an online support service for...

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Shared parental pay case refused Supreme Court appeal

18 Feb 2020

A highly anticipated case to test whether it is discriminatory for employers to enhance maternity pay while not doing the...

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Prepare for surge in shared parental leave requests, law firm urges

12 Feb 2020

Almost two-fifths of employees who plan to have children in the future expect to take shared parental leave – a...

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Family-friendly rights: what to look out for in 2020 and beyond

10 Jan 2020

Brexit seemed to put the brakes on progress for family-friendly rights last year, but 2020 and beyond could see some...

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April 2020 statutory maternity, paternity and sick pay rates published

9 Jan 2020

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

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