Paternity

Your guide to Paternity rights, pay and leave.

  • An introduction to Paternity Leave

    Paternity leave is the right to have time off work for fathers and partners after the birth or adoption of a child. Many people are also entitled to paternity pay at this time.

  • Paternity Leave & Pay for birth

    The rules on paternity leave and pay for birth and adoption of a child.

  • Time off work when your partner is pregnant

    Can partners/husbands/expectant fathers have time off work to attend antenatal appointments?

  • Sample declaration

    Declaration I am the father of the expected child or the pregnant woman’s husband/civil partner or the pregnant woman’s live-in partner or an intended surrogate parent of the expected child. I am taking time off work in order that I may accompany the pregnant woman when she attends an appointment for the purpose of receiving […]