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While there is no specific right in UK employment law to bereavement leave nor to time off to attend a funeral, giving employees time off to deal with the death of a loved one can demonstrate the employer's commitment to employees and make it an employer of choice.
Employees are entitled to take a reasonable amount of time off work for the care of dependants.
23 Jan 2020
Parents who suffer stillbirth or loss of a child will be entitled to two weeks’ leave.
10 Jan 2020
Brexit seemed to put the brakes on progress for family-friendly rights last year, but 2020 and beyond could see some...
8 Jan 2020
The new year begins with a new government, the prospect of Brexit and a number of employment law developments already...
15 Aug 2019
A woman who claims she lost her job on the same day her dog died is calling for the right...
10 Jan 2019
The area of family rights will continue to be a hot topic in 2019, both in terms of new cases...
21 Dec 2018
Although Brexit dominates the news, there will be a number of important employment law developments in 2019. Clio Springer sets...
2 Nov 2018
Parents and primary carers who suffer the loss of a child will be entitled to at least two weeks’ paid...
29 Mar 2018
The Government has announced a consultation into parental bereavement leave and pay.
Bereavement leave survey 2018
7 Feb 2018
The majority of employers provide paid bereavement leave for employees who lose a loved one, family member or dependant, despite...
18 Oct 2017
While recognising the good intentions behind the recently published Parental Leave Bill, XpertHR consultant editor Darren Newman questions the practical...
13 Oct 2017
The Government has today published a bill that will offer two weeks’ paid leave for bereaved parents.
The Parental Bereavement...
20 Jul 2017
Parents who have suffered the death of a child will receive statutory paid leave to grieve, under a new law...
17 May 2017
The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...
13 Apr 2017
Fatalities in the workplace are a challenge for HR and the stakes are high with the potential for criminal charges,...