We updated you in our September 2018 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Parental Bereavement Leave that the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 is likely to come into force in 2020.
The Act gives bereaved employees who have suffered a loss of a child under 18 years or a still birth from 24 weeks of pregnancy a day-one right to take two weeks’ paid leave.
The Government has published its response to the public consultation on the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 (available here) and a press release confirming details of the Act (available here).
The response to the consultation provides further details on the new rights:
The Act will also be extended beyond parents to cover all primary carers for children including:
We are still waiting for the regulations to be published which will implement the Act and set out precisely how parental bereavement leave will work and to whom it will apply.