What notice should employees give in order to take parental bereavement leave?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 1 March 2022 Issues covered: Parent Bereavement Pay; Length of Notice
The rules regarding notification will be set out in the forthcoming regulations. However, by way of indication, we expect that that new rules will largely correspond with those applicable in Great Britain. In order to take parental bereavement leave in Great Britain, employees must give the employer notification of:
- the date of child’s death.
- the date on which the employee chooses leave to start.
- whether the employee intends that period to be one or two weeks.
The length of notice an employee must give to the employer depends on how long after the child's death the leave is due to start. For leave starting within the first 56 days (eight weeks) starting with the date of death, the notice
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