Paternity rights are a mystery to one in five fathers

One in five fathers are unaware of their paternity rights, according to the government.

A survey of 560 fathers found that one-fifth were not sure whether their employer offered flexible working arrangements, the BBC has reported.

From April 2011, new mothers will be able to transfer the second half of their maternity leave (up to six months) to fathers.

The government has begun a month-long campaign with leaflets and posters explaining fathers’ rights.

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