Paternity leave

A father is entitled to one or two weeks' leavefrom work when he and his partner have a child. To qualify for paternity leave, he must have worked for his employer for 41 weeks or more by the time the baby is due and must be the child's natural father, or be living with or married to the child's mother and be responsible for raising the child and be earning the minimum amount per week. He will also be paid Statutory Paternity Pay, which is either 90 per cent of the average weekly pay, or £108.85, whichever is low. If he does not earn the minimum amount he will not be entitled to Statutory Paternity Pay.

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