Bereaved parents to be granted two weeks leave

The Parental Bereavement Act

Adam Saville
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Bereaved parents to be granted two weeks leave

‘Jack’s Law’ will allow paid statutory sick leave to working parents who lose a child under 18

The Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Regulations - also known as Jack's Law - will implement a statutory right to a minimum of two weeks' leave for all employed parents if they lose a child under the age of 18, or suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy. Named in memory of Jack Herd, following a campaign by his mother Lucy, the new legislation was announced by Business Secretary Angela Leadsom last week and will come into effect from April. Parents will be able to take the leave as...

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