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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
FOI reference: FOI/18/00460 Date received: 8 February 2018 Date responded: 14 February 2018
What paternity leave is offered to your employees?.
I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested.
The answer to your question is as follows;
Paternity leave is available for up to four weeks, subject to multiple weeks being taken consecutively. Staff must have been employed for at least 26 weeks by the end of the 15th week before the expected week of childbirth or by the end of the week in which an adopter is notified of a match as paternity leave is also available when adopting a child.
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit Email: email@example.com Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government St Andrew's House Regent Road Edinburgh EH1 3DG