Paternity: Handle a paternity leave and pay request (UK adoption situation)

When to use this paternity flowchart

Use this paternity flowchart when an employee informs you that they plan to take paternity leave in respect of a newly adopted child that is expected to be placed with the employee and their partner shortly.

Eligible employees have the right to take either one or two consecutive weeks' paternity leave for the purpose of caring for their new son or daughter, around the time of the child's adoption. They may also be entitled to receive statutory paternity pay.

Key steps

Key "What if...?" events

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