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UK set to introduce "Jack's Law" - new legal right to paid parental bereavement leave

From April 2020, parents who suffer the loss of a child under the age of 18 will be entitled to 2 weeks' statutory leave, under a world first move. The Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Regulations, which will be known as Jack's Law in memory of Jack Herd whose mother Lucy campaigned on the issue, will implement a statutory right to a minimum of 2 weeks' paid bereavement leave for all employed parents if they lose a child under the age of 18, or suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy.

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Category: Employment » Parental rights. Area(s) of law: Employment.
Source: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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