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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 receives Royal Assent

The royal stamp of approval has been given for a new workplace right called the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018.

  • At present, there is no entitlement for an employee that has been affected by the death of a loved one. A limited right to time away from work is given to allow an employee to make funeral arrangements.
  • This act will allow bereaved parents to have two weeks of time away from work if they lose a child under the age of 18, or suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy.
  • All employed parents will also be able to claim pay for this period depending on the criteria.

The act is due to come into force in 2020.  For more information, please click here.

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