Fathers are entitled to take paid paternity leave of either one or two weeks to care for their new baby. Paternity leave remains available despite the introduction of the shared parental leave provisions.
The right to statutory paternity leave applies to employees only — workers and the self-employed are excluded. Police officers are excluded from the statutory right to take paternity leave. Police staff do qualify for paternity leave as employees. Individual force policies may make certain provisions for police officers with regard to paternity leave.
Constitutional monarchy in Western Europe; bounded on the north and west by the North Sea, on the east by Germany and on the south by Belgium. One of the OECD countries. Member of the Benelux Customs Union, EU , EEA and the Schengen zone.
This topic covers in detail the different types of relationships that may be found in the workplace. In particular the distinctions in statute and common law between and employee, a worker and a self-employed person are explained and the different types of contract that govern the employment relationship are covered.