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