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Employees are entitled to paternity leave and statutory paternity pay (SPP) in certain circumstances relating to the birth or placement for adoption of a child or children. Paternity leave can be either one whole week or two consecutive whole weeks. It cannot be broken up into odd days.
In the case of a birth, if paternity leave is taken it must start and finish during the period which begins with the date on which the child is born and:
ends eight weeks (56 days) after the day that the child was born, or
in a case where the child is born before the first day of the expected week of its birth, ends e
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