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Paternity leave


Qualifying new parents (other than the mother of the child) are entitled to paternity leave from employment or self-employment as provided in the Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016. 


  • The Act provides the “relevant parent” with an entitlement to 2 weeks’ parental leave irrespective of length of employment.

  • The right applies in the case of births and adoptions and entitles parents to take two weeks’ leave subject to eligibility and notification requirements.