Hi. My wife is due to give birth at the end of the Easter holidays... therefore I am hoping to take two weeks paid paternity leave straight after the Easter break. Here's the problem... I have recently been successful in gaining a position at a new school... which commences after the Easter holidays! As a result, my current school state that they do not need to pay my statutory paternity leave as I will no longer be working for them, and my future employers are denying my statutory paternity paid leave as I will not have been working for them for 26 weeks before I take the leave. I understand that both schools are correct in what they are stating, but surely their must be something in place for those who are in a difficult situation like me?!?! I'm guessing others will have had the same problem as me (either maternal or paternal) in the past. Any help and advise would be very much appreciated... I've tried contacting hmrc and cab, but neither could help me.