Focus On …. Jack’s Law – Parental Bereavement Leave

Bereaved parents will soon be given a new legal right to time off work in recognition of the devastating impact that losing a child has on a family. The changes were announced in January 2020 as part of the UK Government’s Budget and will come into effect as of 6 April 2020.  The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Act will be more commonly known as Jack’s Law following a campaign by Lucy Herd, the mother of 23-month-old Jack Herd who died in 2010.

The latest Focus on..Jack’s Law from the HR Team at CBR Business Solutions looks in more detail at the new Law and its implications for employers and employees.

‘The introduction of the Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Act in April 2020 is an opportunity for all employers to either review their current compassionate leave schemes or create a scheme around parental bereavement.’ adds HR Consultant Nicola McCall.