The government passed legislation on the Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Act.
From 6 April 2020 all employed parents whose child dies (under the age of 18), or suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy, irrespective of how long they have worked for their employer, will be eligible for two weeks paid leave.
The new Act will be called Jack’s Law in memory of Lucy Herd’s son. Lucy spearheaded the campaign for change.
Andrea Leadsom MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, said: “Earlier this week, I was lucky to visit Sands – the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. In their headquarters in London, I met bereaved parents and heard what Jack's Law meant to them.” Continue reading