And in what industry?
Dp had been told right up to now that he will have two weeks paid paternity leave (not full pay though).
Here we are, 2 days past edd, and suddenly he's told he can only have one week at a severely reduced rate. He's just finally got off the phone to me after ranting and raving for a good 20 minutes!
I looked up the vic laws and it seems that he can take 3 weeks leave immediately after the birth, but the company (food production) doesn't HAVE to pay him- all they have to do is make sure he can re-enter the workforce in the same or equivalent position and pay scale that he is currently in.
I didn't expect 3 weeks leave, but I was under the impression that for most workplaces, 2 weeks was the norm?
Last time he took 6 weeks, but I think 2 was parental leave and the rest was holidays- same company but they're under new ownership now...