Definition of paternity leave in English:

paternity leave

Line breaks: pa¦ter|nity leave

noun

[mass noun]
  • A period of absence from work granted to a father after or shortly before the birth of his child: the DWP said employers must continue to make occupational pension contributions on behalf of people taking paid paternity leave
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    • One of the guys is currently on paternity leave and the wife of another is pregnant, as well as this supervisor expecting.
    • But what about additional paid paternity leave for, say, a fortnight when a baby is born?
    • Even fathers are now being granted paternity leave.

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