Parental Bereavement Leave: Private Members’ Bill


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Posted on 08 Sep 2016

A Private Members’ Bill has been introduced into parliament which proposes that parents should have a statutory right to two weeks’ paid leave after suffering the loss of a child. 

The Government previously indicated that it considered that it is not feasible to legislate in this area and it instead asked ACAS to publish guidance. The ACAS guidance, published in 2014, offers best practice guidance and can be viewed here.

The Bill is scheduled to receive its second reading on 28 October. However, few Private members’ Bill become law. 

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