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.