Working fathers, including adoptive fathers, have the right to paternity leave and since April 2015, shared parental leave. According to the Department for Business, take up of shared parental leave could be as low as 2%, and the government plans to better inform parents about the policy going forward. Fathers are entitled to 1 or 2 weeks of paternity leave when the baby arrives or when they adopt a child. What do they have to do to qualify for paternity leave?
The landmark case of Snell v Network Rail has made history awarding £30,000 to a father for sex discrimination in relation to shared parental leave. The case was based around parents who worked at the same organisation and therefore argued that they should have been subject to the same conditions. Read the details of the case.