parental leave and paternity

Paternity Leave – what’s the rules?

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?