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Articles about fathers in employment and at work, such as parental leave and other workplace issues, plus training and services for employers, including Fathers@ – a new intranet-based info service.

13 October 2014
Shared Parental Leave is a new right that will enable eligible mothers, fathers, partners and adopters to choose how to share time off work after their child is born or placed. 
Blog » For employers
14 May 2014
Jeremy Davies writes: As part of our #DadsExcluded campaign we wrote last week to the organisers of the ‘Mumandworking’ awards, having been alerted by a follower of our Facebook page to what looked like a missed opportunity for the promotion of flexible working opportunities to all parents, rather than just mums. 
3 December 2013
Antenatal scans Some enlightened employers give dads unpaid leave to attend two antenatal appointments; from 2015 this will become a legal right. 
2 December 2013
New dads will be able to take up to 50 weeks’ parental leave to look after their babies in their first year, under new proposals to be introduced in 2015. 
25 July 2013
Which? has published some useful paternity leave templates for dads. The templates, which include a letter of notice for paternity leave, a self-certificate form, and an application form for additional paternity leave, are available as free downloads on the Which? 
Policy » For employers
31 January 2013
Parental Responsibility is a legal status an adult can hold in relation to a child, which gives that adult all the ‘rights and responsibilities’ of a parent. 
Practice » For employers
1 December 2012
Useful organisations and information sources: Below you will find a referral organisation for specialist advice on most issues.  Do email us (mail@fatherhoodinstitute.org) if you think any of our information is wrong or needs updating (organisations can change their details day to day, and they don’t usually inform us when they do!) or if you feel we have missed out or misrepresented an important service Advice Now An independent, not-for-profit website providing accurate, up-to-date information on rights and legal issues.  
FI research » For employers
29 November 2012
The Maternity and Paternity Rights and Women Returners Survey 2009/10 shows that 91% of fathers took time off around the time of their baby’s birth. 
Practice » For employers
11 October 2012
PATERNITY LEAVE/ PAY & PARENTAL LEAVE Questions we have been asked include: ‘I took two weeks paternity leave, but now my employer says I was not entitled to it and won’t be paid’ ‘I work as a teacher and my Head says that teachers aren’t eligible for paternity leave’ ‘I have heard that fathers as well as mothers have a right to ask for flexible working when their children are young.