All eligible employees are entitled to Queen’s enhanced paternity leave and pay provision provided that they follow the appropriate notification procedure.
Eligible employees must have:
- worked continuously for employer for 26 weeks leading into the 15th week before the child is due to be born.
- has or is expected to have responsibility for the child’s upbringing;
- is the biological father of the child or the mother’s husband or partner;
- is the adopter’s spouse or partner.
If an employee is not eligible, they could consider using annual leave or parental leave. In the event that an employee is not eligible, signpost to salaries who will issue an SPP1 form.