NEW LEGISLATION PROPOSED: Parental Bereavement

Posted by Julie Taylor

03-11-2017

The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill 2017-19 was published on 13 October 2017. It is a Private Members’ Bill, but as it has government backing it is expected to become law. The proposed legislation would amend the Employment Rights Act 1996 and the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992, giving the Secretary of State power to make regulations to give employees, who lose a child below the age of 18 (including a still birth after 24 weeks), the right to:

If the legislation is approved, the new regulations are expected to be introduced in 2020.


Julie Taylor

Senior Associate
Employment Law

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