This guidance provides helpful information regarding your paternity entitlements, and what you need to do. Paternity leave is part of a package of rights and benefits designed to give support to working fathers and mothers and their partners.

This guide does not affect your terms and conditions of employment which take precedence. If, after reading it, you have any questions that remain unanswered, please contact your HR Advisor at the Office of Human Resources.

The information in this guide complies with the Employment Act 2006 and the Paternity Leave Regulations 2007. Some of the rights are also underpinned by the Employment (Sex Discrimination) Act 2000.