Parent Bereavement leave
A new law that comes into force on April 6th 2020 gives bereaved parents who have lost a child under 18 (including stillborn babies) can have two weeks of leave following the loss.
Bereaved parents can take the leave in one block or in two separate one week blocks. The leave must be taken in the 56 days following the child’s death.
Bereaved parents who have worked for a company for 26 weeks in a row or more will get statutory parental bereavement pay. The leave is unpaid for those with less than 26 weeks continuous service