Paternity Leave

Further Information

The GOV.UK website has useful information on Statutory Paternity Pay.

You may also be entitled to paternity leave and pay if adopting. Read our Adoption Leave section for more information.

Know Your Rights – Leave and pay for mothers leafletTUC booklet Leave and pay for fathers and partners (PDF, 135KB) explains the rights an expectant father or partner is entitled to and how they work. It focuses on how these rights work following the birth of a child.



Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.

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