During your ordinary paternity leave you are entitled to benefit from all your job terms and conditions, except for those relating to wages or salary, which are replaced by the right to a weekly payment capped at £148.68 (from April 2019).
At the end of the leave you are entitled to return to your job.
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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