• Ensure that all managers understand the statutory entitlement to paternity leave and pay and that same-sex partners are potentially eligible.

  • Ensure that all managerssenior staff are familiar with the organisation’sNHSthe care service’s policy and procedure on paternity leave.

  • Ensure that employees understand the eligibility criteria and their rights to statutory and contractual and/or contractual paternity leave after birth and after adoption and that, under the disciplinary policy and procedures, they may be disciplined for applying for, or taking, statutory paternity leave if they do not have a right to it.

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