Parental Bereavement Leave

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 received Royal Assent on 13 September 2018. This new piece of legislation purports to give employed parents who have lost a child under the age of 18, or who suffer a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy, a statutory right to two weeks of leave (to be taken within 56 days of the death of the child) as well as a right to claim for parental bereavement pay, subject to certain eligibility conditions.