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Leave entitlement for Surrogate Father if Wife is not working

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donb123 · 03/08/2019 10:41

Reading through the UK guidelines Surrogacy is treated similar to adoption from a leave entitlement point of view. For adoption the rules say one parent is entitled to 6 weeks leave at 90% pay and other parent is entitled to paternity leave for 2 weeks. How does it work if only the husband is employed? Is the Husband entitled to take 6 weeks leave?

Location : England

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dementedpixie · 03/08/2019 11:45

Its not 6 weeks leave, it's up to 52 weeks leave and Statutory Adoption Pay is paid for up to 39 weeks with the first 6 weeks at 90%.

donb123 · 03/08/2019 12:43

Thanks for the clarification dementedpixie. Is the father allowed to take this leave if the wife is not employed?

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dementedpixie · 03/08/2019 13:09

I would imagine so, as would it not be discrimination to only offer it to the female of the adopters?

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