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Parental leave


The Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Regulations  and the Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (General) Regulations 2020 (Jack’s Law) implement a statutory right to a minimum of 2 weeks’ leave for all employed parents if they lose a child under the age of 18, or suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy, irrespective of how long they have worked for their employer…Read more

Parental Leave

Eligible employees can take unpaid parental leave to look after their child’s welfare, for example to;

Their employment rights (like the right to pay, holidays and returning to a job) are protected during parental leave.

Source: Gov.UK

The Law

The Employment Rights Act 1996

Work and Families Act 2006

Maternity and Parental Leave etc Regulations 1999

Maternity and Parental Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2001 

Maternity and Parental Leave etc and the Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2006

The Parental Leave (EU Directive) Regulations 2013

Updated: 04/03/2020

Best of the Web

ACAS – Parental Leave

Working Families – The detailed rules on Parental Leave

Citizens Advice – Parental Rights at Work


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