Antenatal appointments: time off to accompany a pregnant woman
15 September 2014
The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) have confirmed that from 1 October 2014, expectant fathers, or the partner of a pregnant woman, will be entitled to take unpaid time off work to attend antenatal appointments with their partner. They have issued a guidance booklet for employers.
This new BIS guide for employers includes information on:
· who is entitled
· how much time an employee can take off
· an employee’s right to redress if their request for time off is refused