paternity leave

noun
a leave of absence from a job for a father to care for a new baby.

Origin:
1970–75

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paternity leave
 
n
1.  a period of paid absence from work, in the UK currently two weeks, to which a man is legally entitled immediately after the birth of his child
2.  a period of paid or unpaid absence from work granted to a man by his employer immediately after the birth of his child

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More holidays, maternity and paternity leave, more frequent job rotation and share options also now feature.
Credit for maternity or paternity leave is only made to avoid a break in service and not to obtain a year of service.
Draft policies to allow paternity leave for fathers is under review.
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