Paternity Leave Policy Template

Paternity Leave Policy (Birth)

EMP.PAT.01

This Paternity Leave Policy (Birth) sets out the rights of an employee to take Paternity Leave in respect of the birth of a child and the applicable procedures that must be followed. There is a separate policy in respect of Paternity Leave for adoptive parents. 

This policy references the employee’s right to Shared Parental Leave and refers the employee to the separate Shared Parental Leave Policy.

This policy includes the following:

  1. Introduction
  2. Aims of the Policy
  3. Antenatal Appointments
  4. Paternity Leave
  5. Provision for Paternity Leave in the Event of Death of the Baby
  6. Procedure for Paternity Leave
  7. Statutory Paternity Pay
  8. Rights During Paternity Leave Period
  9. Shared Parental Leave
  10. Post-Paternity Leave

This Paternity Leave Policy (Birth) is drafted to comply with and, if needed, exceed the rights currently provided for by legislation.

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