Employment Disputes
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11. What should the male employee do to take paternity leave?

The employee must notify his employer of –

  1. his intention to take paternity leave at least 3 months before the expected date of delivery of the child, but the exact date of leave is not required at this stage; and
  2. the date of his paternity leave before taking the leave, but the law does not stipulate how long in advance such notification should be given.

If the employee does not notify the employer 3 months in advance, he must notify the employer of his date of paternity leave at least 5 days before that date.

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