Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016


Relevant parent to whom section 9 of Act of 1995 applies

14. (1) Subject to subsection (2), a relevant parent who—

(a) is entitled under this Act to paternity leave and has not taken such leave, and

(b) becomes entitled under section 9(1)(a) of the Act of 1995 to adoptive leave,

may take paternity leave immediately after the end of the adoptive leave or, where the adoptive leave is postponed under section 11C of the Act of 1995, the postponed leave taken by the relevant parent.

(2) Entitlement to paternity leave under subsection (1) shall be subject to the relevant parent concerned having notified in writing his or her employer (or caused his or her employer to be so notified) not later than the day on which such leave begins of his or her intention to take the leave concerned.

(3) A notification under subsection (2) may be revoked by a further notification in writing given by or on behalf of the relevant parent concerned to his or her employer within the period specified in that subsection for the giving of the notification concerned.