Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay and Leave

Matthew Brown provides an introduction to Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay and Leave

It is intended that entitlement to Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay and Leave will come into effect from 6 April 2020.

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 introduced a new employment right to Parental Bereavement Leave and an entitlement to Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay for any qualifying parent who loses a child (under the age of 18) or who suffers a still-birth from 24 weeks of pregnancy. The new entitlement will apply to deaths from 6 April 2020.