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17/09/2018by Ovril Tomlinson

Stop Press: Parents who lose a child entitled to bereavement leave

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 has received Royal Assent. The aim of the Act is to give employed parents the statutory right to two weeks’ paid leave on the death of a child under 18, or suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy.


The government is yet to publish regulations on how the Act will work in practice. It is anticipated the regulations will be introduced in 2020.


Our dedicated team of employment lawyers at ELS can help advise and support you with employment situations you are dealing with and ensure your poliycs are up to date. 


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Ovril Tomlinson

Employment Solicitor

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