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Paternity entitlement question

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Beaverfeaver Thu 13-Mar-14 14:11:08

I work for a small company which doesn't have their own paternity policy.
We have a guy working here who's wife has her baby due in April.
I have been trying to help with sorting the statutory pay, but when I go through the governments calculator it tells me that he isn't entitled to any because he hasn't worked here long enough.
I am surprised as this, because the pay is only a small amount for 2 weeks and he has been working here since August last year.

If he can't claim for it through work as SPP. Is there any other way he is entitled to anything?

I have told him what the governments website has said, and so he is now going to take the 2 weeks as holiday instead, but it seems ever so unfair when he has been working non-stop since leaving school to not get anything over such a silly technicality.

MyNameIsKenAdams Thu 13-Mar-14 14:13:49

I thinl the date of eligibilty is calculated at the 25th week of pregnancy - so when hos DP is 25wks pregnant, will he have been there long enough?

MyNameIsKenAdams Thu 13-Mar-14 14:16:07

Also, as a company, you could do something internally if you want, you just wont get any funds from the govt.

flowery Thu 13-Mar-14 17:01:42

If he's not entitled to it he's not, but there's nothing stopping you as the employer giving him some paid time off.

Beaverfeaver Thu 13-Mar-14 19:39:32

I'm not employer bit employee also.

It's a young company only been going a few years so not too sure what directors will do, if hope they would give him something

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