What happens to my job terms and conditions while I'm on Ordinary Paternity Leave to adopt?

You are entitled to benefit from exactly the same terms and conditions that you would have received had you not been on leave, except for those terms and conditions relating to remuneration (e.g. wages/salary and sick pay), which are replaced with a right to Statutory Paternity Pay provided you meet the eligibility criteria.

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