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New paternity leave rules affecting men come into force – BBC News

“New paternity leave rules have come into effect meaning that parents will be legally entitled to share time off work during their baby’s first year.”

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BBC News, 3rd April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Paternity leave rights to be extended – The Independent

“Fathers would be able to take up to six months’ paternity leave – three paid – under Government proposals to allow parents to share entitlements, it was announced today.”

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The Independent, 15th September 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Partners of lesbian mothers to get paternity leave – Daily Telegraph

“Both women in lesbian couples with children should be given compulsory paternity and maternity leave, under proposals tabled in the European Parliament.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th April 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

The Big Question: Do we need to change the rules on maternity and paternity leave? – The Independent

“Why are we asking this now?

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has called for a dramatic change in parental leave arrangements to ensure that fathers and lower-income parents are better served. The Commission insists that mothers and fathers should be able to share the leave allowance to give men more time with their children while both maternity and paternity pay should be raised to encourage low income families to take advantage of the benefit.”

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The Independent, 31st March 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Fathers to be given six months’ paid paternity leave – OUT-LAW.com

Fathers will be allowed to take six months’ paid paternity leave instead of mothers under new Government proposals. The law will not come into effect until maternity cover is extended to 12 months, which will happen in April 2009 at the earliest.

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th May 2007

Source: www.out-law.com


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