Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016


Allocation of paternity leave

8. (1) Subject to this section, section 10 and sections 12 to 14 , the period of paternity leave shall commence on such day as the relevant parent selects in his or her notification given in accordance with subsection (2) or (5) of section 7 , being not earlier than the date of confinement or day of placement, as the case may be, and not later than 26 weeks after such date or day.

(2) Where a relevant parent is employed under a contract of employment for a fixed term and that term expires before the day which, apart from this subsection, would be the last day of his or her paternity leave, then—

(a) notwithstanding any other provision in this Part, the last day of his or her paternity leave shall be the day on which the term expires, and

(b) nothing in this Part shall affect the termination of the relevant parent’s contract of employment on that day.