The TUC have published a ‘Time off and pay for parents having a child through surrogacy’ booklet as part of their Know Your Rights series. The rights to time off which are described are dependent upon the intended parents in the surrogacy arrangement acquiring or intending to acquire legal parenthood for the child and having parental responsibility. The booklet comprehensively covers the basic (statutory) rights that employers must provide to intended parents who are having a child through a surrogacy arrangement, but advises that the employer may offer better rights than the legal minimum and employees need to check for any further contractual entitlement or discretionary benefits that they may have access to.
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