Maternity and Paternity Support

Covers the Paternity and Maternity Support leave procedures and the entitlements available to employees.

  • Paternity Leave applies to all employees
  • Maternity Support Leave applies to all employees except teachers

Paternity Leave is a statutory benefit available to all qualifying NYCC employees. Maternity Support Leave (MSL) is an occupational benefit and applies to all employees except teachers under Schoolteachers Conditions of Service (Burgundy Book).

Paternity leave can be taken for the birth of a child or the adoption of a child and maternity support leave can be taken for the birth of a child.

Depending on your circumstances you may qualify for either Paternity Leave or Maternity Support leave or a combination of the two.

Useful Documents

Paternity and Maternity Support Overview

Paternity and Maternity Toolkit

Paternity and Maternity Forms, Letters and Templates

Maternity, Paternity Request Form (Employee)

Request for Additional Paternity/Maternity Leave (Employee)

Declaration for  Additional Paternity Leave Form

Shared Parental Leave Forms, Letters and Templates

Shared Parental Leave Acknowledgement Letter

Shared Parental Leave Form

Shared Parental Leave In Touch Claim Form

Shared Parental Leave In Touch Manager's Record

Template 5a: Shared Parental Leave In Touch Manager's Record

Template 5b: Shared Parental Leave Acknowledgement Letter

Model Letter D: Shared Parental Leave Acknowledgement Letter