What happens to my entitlement if the child is stillborn or dies?

If your child is stillborn after 24 weeks of the pregnancy, or is born alive but dies after this time, you are still entitled to take Ordinary Paternity Leave if you have worked with your employer for 26 weeks by the 'qualifying' week (i.e. the 15th week before the week the child was expected to be born). 

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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