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Wednesday 4th January, 2006 09:39 Comments: 0
I sent an email to the people behind my order through the SonyEricsson website, and I was pleasantly surprised to get a quick and polite response with all the information I had asked for. Excellent.

On a friend's forum we often talk about weird things (we have a silly sh*t thread, a tech thread, happy new year, and several more specific ones like wanted - usb cable), but we somehow stumbled across the rather serious issue of paternity leave. It seems the law currently says:

Fathers who qualify for paternity leave can take time off to be with their new child and offer support to the mother when the child arrives. You can choose whether to take one or two consecutive weeks' paternity leave (not odd days). To qualify for paternity leave you must (amongst some other conditions) have worked continuously for your employer for 26 weeks ending with the 15th week before the baby is due.

All employed pregnant women are entitled to 26 weeks of ordinary maternity leave regardless of how long they have worked for their employer. Those who have worked for their employer for 26 weeks continuously by the beginning of the 14th week before the baby is due can take 26 weeks of additional maternity leave. Additional maternity leave starts immediately after ordinary maternity leave and is usually unpaid.


So my question is what happens if the mother dies during labour, leaving the dad to look after the kid? Does he still get two weeks? Or does the nice employer give him more time on compassionate grounds? Do they give him a full year and still guarantee his job? It almost makes me want to campaign now, just in case I have kids.
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