Bereaved parents of a child who dies on or after the 6 April 2020 have a new right to take Parental Bereavement Leave. In summary:
Available only to employees.
No minimum length of service requirement.
Applies on the death of a child under 18, including a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy.
Leave can be one week, two continuous weeks, or two separate weeks, starting on any day of the week.
Leave may be used anytime in first 56 weeks after death or stillbirth of child.
Employees are protected from dismissal or detriment for exercising their right to leave.
Statutory parental bereavement pay is available to those with at least six months continuous service and meet the criteria.