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Acas urges dads to know their workplace rights this Father's Day

Thursday 17 June 2010

Acas estimates that more than 1,000 soon-to-be dads call the Helpline each year to understand their rights at work regarding paternity.

With Father's Day this Sunday 20 June Acas is urging working dads or dads-to-be to take the opportunity to know their rights in the workplace:

  • when can I take time off?
  • will I get paid?
  • can I apply for flexible working?

With extended rights coming in from April next year allowing working dads to take additional paternity leave, it's important that dads know their workplace rights and the guidance and support on offer.

Acas has issued practical guidance for working dads or those about to become a dad (this includes adoptive fathers to be), their rights in the workplace and guidance on other issues including paternity leave and flexible working.  For further information visit the Acas website www.acas.org.uk/fathers.

Notes for editors

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