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HA Board Endorsed Paternity Leave policy

Hospital Authority LogoThe Hospital Authority (HA) to introduce a new paternity leave policy to dovetail the Government ’s family-friendly employment practice.
With effect from 1 April 2013, eligiblemale HA employees would be provided with up tofive full-pay working days as paternity leave on the occasion of the birth of his child.

While eligible male HA employees would enjoy five full-pay working days paternity leave, employees who do not fulfil the service criterion will also be granted paternity leave without pay. There is no limit on the number or the place of childbirths for the grant of paternity leave, but for childbirths outside of marriage, provision of documents proving the employees’ relation with and responsibility for the child will be required.

Source: Hospital Authority