New Parental Bereavement Leave entitlement

October 16th, 2020

The University has introduced a new Parental Bereavement Leave entitlement which gives employees time off to grieve following the death of a child.

Parents who suffer the devastating loss of a child will be entitled to take two weeks’ bereavement leave following the introduction of new UK legislation – Jack’s Law – which came into effect on Monday 6 April 2020.

Time off can be taken at any point during the first 56 weeks following the death of a child in either a single two-week block or as two separate one-week blocks. This entitlement is a day-one right for all employees.

Staff continue to be entitled to Special Leave and can also access support via the University’s Counselling Service and Employee Assistance Programme.

More information can be found within the University’s Special Leave policy.

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