Introduction Of Paid Parental Bereavement Leave in Northern Ireland

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 9 February 2022
Lewis Silkin NI LLP
Issues covered: Parental Bereavement Leave

On 7 January 2022 the Northern Ireland Assembly passed legislation which will provide parents with two weeks’ paid leave following the death of a child under 18. These new entitlements will be effective from April 2022 with further provision relating to miscarriage promised. 

Before April 2020, employees throughout the UK had no statutory entitlement to paid leave in the tragic circumstances of suffering the loss of a child under 18. This position changed in Great Britain on 6 April 2020 with the introduction of regulations implementing the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018.

Equivalent provisions were laid before the Northern Ireland Assembly following its resumption in

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