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Parental Bereavement Leave now in effect

By April 30, 2020Uncategorized

Parental Bereavement Leave Regulations 2020 came into force on 6 April 2020, meaning bereaved parents are now entitled to one or two weeks’ leave (and in some cases pay) following the loss of a child under the age of 18, or a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy.   This new right, known as “Jack’s Law ”, in memory of Jack Herd whose mother Lucy campaigned on the issue, applies to deaths or stillbirths occurring on or after 6 April 2020. Employees are eligible from the first day of their employment.  Eligibility for Parental Bereavement Pay will depend upon length of service and gross average weekly earnings.

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