In accordance with section 27 of the BCEA, workers with at least 4 months of service are entitled to fully paid family responsibility leave of 3 days during each annual leave cycle (12 months). Family responsibilities include the birth of a child, among other family events.
Upon the request of the employer, a worker must provide reasonable proof of the event necessitating family responsibility leave. In other words, if the employee’s child is born, a birth certificate and possibly proof of paternity should be provided to the employer.
Source: § 27 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 1997 (last amended in 2014)