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Employee Letter Requesting Statutory Paternity Leave

On the birth of his child, a father is entitled to take paternity leave to bond with and care for the child and be with his partner at this emotional time. Paternity leave only begins when the child is born, and can be taken solely in a one- or two-week block; there is no flexibility in this arrangement.

If your partner is expecting a child, you can use this template letter to submit your request for paternity leave to your employer. It explains the situation concisely and clearly, stating the relevant rules and regulations.

What’s more, it’s easy to download our paternity leave form letter, and it takes no expertise or legal knowledge to fill it out. Simply enter your details where prompted and send the letter to the relevant individual or department in your company – it really couldn’t be easier.