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"My advisor gave friendly, helpful and clear advice at every stage of a very challenging employee situation. I felt supported, but still in control of the process. Highly recommended!"

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Clear, instant advice for employers

Paternity leave is complicated. Take this line from the Government’s advice page:

“Employees must have worked for you continuously for at least 26 weeks by the end of the 15th week before the expected week of childbirth (known as the ‘qualifying week’).”

But don’t worry—we’re here to help you make sense of it all.

When you call Employer Advice on our free 24/7 helpline, our UK-based experts will guide you through everything you need to know about paternity leave—in a way that’s easy to understand and relevant to your situation.  

If you don’t get paternity leave right, you increase the risk that an employee will take you to a tribunal.

But with our advice, it won’t come to that.

24/7 Acas-level support

When an employee asks you for paternity leave, you need to follow the Acas Code of Practice. All our advice is based on this code, so you can be sure you’re on the right side of the law.

We’ll answer questions like:

  • When is an employee eligible for paternity leave?
  • How much notice does an employee have to give me?
  • How long is statutory paternity leave?
  • How much is statutory paternity pay?
  • What is shared parental leave?

Thousands of companies have already trusted us to answer their paternity leave questions, so they can focus on what they do best.

80+ years of success

Over the past few decades, Employer Advice has gained a reputation as one of the UK’s leading providers of employment law advice. But don’t take our word for it…

“One of my employees wanted to take a month of paternity leave and threatened to take me to a tribunal if I didn’t let him. I wasn’t sure what the law said on this so I phoned Employer Advice. The adviser explained everything in plain English, and I confidently told my employee he was wrong.”

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