When a child dies, particularly if that death is sudden and unexpected, there should be provision for the parents to take paid time off work. While many good employers offer compassionate leave, there is no statutory right to leave and this campaign aims to introduce four weeks of paid “bereavement leave” for parents. The change could be made in the forthcoming Children and Families Bill anticipated this Parliamentary session.
Have you been affected by the lack of statutory bereavement leave? Please conact firstname.lastname@example.org to share your story and fight the cause.