Parental bereavement leave rights take effect

Implementation date: 6 April 2020

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 provides for at least two weeks' leave for employees following the loss of a child under the age of 18 or a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy. Employees with 26 weeks' continuous service will be entitled to two weeks of paid leave at the statutory rate and other employees will be entitled to unpaid leave.

The Parental Bereavement Leave Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/249) introduce parental bereavement leave and the Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (General) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/233) introduce parental beareavement pay.