Do you have paternity leave in your country?
May 7, 2007 7:44am CST
Our law here provides paternity leave for 7 days with full pay to all male workers for the first 4 deliveries of its spouse or wife. I was on of those who really enjoyed this kind of benefit and it is indeed a form of comfort to know that that our husband is there to attend to all the details and needs pertaining to delivery of the baby.
15 May 07
Wow, I didn't know that. It will benefit my elder brother the next time he will need a paternity leave. But I think they only apply it to regular employees and may have a different policy for contractual employees. Or is it the same?(^^,)
16 May 07
It applies to all married male employees REGARDLESS OF STATUS. So even if your brother is contractual, he could still avail of the paternity leave. The purpose of the law is for the husbands to lend support to their wife during maternity. Thanks for responding!
4 Jun 07
In the UK fathers are entitled to 2 weeks paid paternity leave which is paid at about £112 a week or 90% or the employee's weekly salary whichever is the higher amount. Fathers can also apply for unpaid further paternity leave. I thought this fact was interesting: "Statutory Paternity Pay and Leave is available to employees whether they are the biological father or the mother's partner or husband, but not the biological father."
4 Jun 07
It find it interesting too because two could actually claim the paternity benefit for one child if the mother happens to marry another man who is not the father of the child she is bearing. I believe this happened already a number of times. However, here in the Philippines, only the LEGAL husbands can claim the paternity leave. If one is not married and the father of the child, he could still not claim the paternity leave.