paternity leave

paternity leave
paternity leave paternity leave leave

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paternity leave UK US noun [U] HR
a period of time that a father is legally allowed to be away from his job so that he can spend time with his new baby: on paternity leave »

He was on paternity leave after the birth of his son.

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Many fathers decide not to take paternity leave.

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paid/unpaid paternity leave

Compare MATERNITY LEAVE(Cf. ↑maternity leave)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • paternity leave — Period of absence from work on the birth or adoption of a child, taken by the child s father, the mother s partner, or other adoptive parent. This may be statutory paternity leave and/or other leave granted by the employer, either contractually… …   Law dictionary

  • paternity leave — n. temporary leave from work granted to the father of a newborn …   English World dictionary

  • paternity leave — a leave of absence from a job for a father to care for a new baby. [1970 75] * * * paˈternity leave [paternity leave] noun uncountable time that the father of a new baby is allowed to have away from work see also ↑maternity leave …   Useful english dictionary

  • paternity leave — N UNCOUNT If a man has paternity leave, his employer allows him some time off work because his child has just been born. Paternity leave is rare and, where it does exist, it s unlikely to be for any longer than two weeks …   English dictionary

  • paternity leave — noun A leave of absence from a job for a father to care of a baby. My husband is on a 3 month paternity leave while he looks after our newborn baby and Im working abroad. See Also: maternity leave, parental leave …   Wiktionary

  • paternity leave — pa ternity .leave n [U] a period of time that the father of a new baby is allowed away from work →↑maternity leave, parental leave ↑parental leave …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • paternity leave — pa ternity ,leave noun uncount a period of time when a father is allowed to be away from work after the birth of his child ─ compare MATERNITY LEAVE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • paternity leave — pater′nity leave n. a leave of absence for a father to care for a new baby • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • paternity leave — a leave of absence from a job for a father to care for a new baby. [1970 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • paternity leave — UK / US noun [uncountable] a period of time when a father is allowed to be away from work after the birth of his child See: maternity leave …   English dictionary

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