Paternity leave

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  1. Jodles

    Jodles Active Member

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    Hi,

    It's getting close to when DH and I need to give notice to our employers about when our leave will start. Mine is pretty much decided now, but we're unsure about his paternity leave.

    My question is this - what date should he put??? I'm due on 18th May, so I guess he should put that? But what happens if I go 2 weeks overdue - is there room for any flexibility legally?

    I feel I'm so clued up about my side of things, and have no idea at all about how his side of things works!!!

    Please help, anyone who knows about such things from past experience!

    Jo xxx
     
  2. GBLiz

    GBLiz Well-Known Member

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    dont quote me on it but legally im not sure they have to give flexibility, cos someone i know had to give dates and ended up picking the wrong 2 weeks.....
     
  3. xkikix

    xkikix Well-Known Member

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    My husband hasnt had to give a date to his employer. He just took in a copy of my MATB1 form confirm pregnancy dates. He's going to take his 2 weeks starting from the day the baby is born, his work are pretty flexible.
     
  4. leckershell

    leckershell Well-Known Member

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    Same here. My OH took annual leave instead of paternity leave butgave them my due date, and updated them when I was overdue.
     
  5. charlie84

    charlie84 Well-Known Member

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    My OH filled in a form his work gave him and it asked for the date i am due, as far as i am aware he gets his two weeks paternity leave when i actually have the baby.
    Will be double checking tho.
     
  6. Krystal

    Krystal Well-Known Member

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    we just spoke to his work and obviously they knew baby was on way and he started paternity from day Jack was born :D
     
  7. purple13

    purple13 Well-Known Member

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    we're like sweetcheeks and her OH. my husband has just told his company what my due date is, and he's allowed to take his paternity leave as and when trog emerges!

    i guess it depends on the company you work for...

    x
     
  8. kellysomer

    kellysomer Well-Known Member

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    My hubby is the same, he just told them when we're due and he'll start it from the day the baby comes. He did this last time too. I thought they had to do that tho? :think:
     
  9. charlie84

    charlie84 Well-Known Member

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    Yep checked and he can start his from the moment i go into labour. No set dates.
     
  10. trixipaws

    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    not completely sure, but my boyf took 3 weeks off (one holiday, two paternity) and he said he could hav the holiday whenever but was not allowed paternity until the baby was born so if i'd gone overdue he wouldve had to go back to work when his week holiday finished and wait for baby to start paternity.
     

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