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The following types of leave are non-statutory and as such are bound by the Organisation’s own policies procedures and practices.

Paternity Leave

Paternity leave is not a statutory entitlement and is provided entirely at the discretion of the Employer.  Paternity leave is leave provided for male Employees either on the birth/ adoption of their child, or within a specified period after the birth /adoption, often the first month after the birth /adoption of the child.  Generally Organisations which allow paternity leave provide between 1 and 5 days of paid time off.  However, it is important to note that an Employer is not obliged to provide this leave, and where it is provided, there is no obligation to pay for the leave.  It is important that a consistent approach is taken in the allocation of this leave.