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paternity leave

noun
1.
a leave of absence from a job for a father to care for a new baby.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
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Examples for paternity leave
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for paternity leave

paternity leave

noun
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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