Letter Following Loss (Miscarriage) up to 24 weeks


Letter Following Loss (Miscarriage) up to 24 weeks

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018, which comes into force in April 2020, provides for at least two weeks’ statutory bereavement leave for Employees following the loss of a child under the age of 18 or a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy.

Employees with 26 weeks’ continuous service will be entitled to paid bereavement leave at the statutory rate under the Act.

For Employees who suffer a miscarriage before 24 weeks of pregnancy, statutory bereavement leave/pay and statutory maternity leave/pay does not apply.

This template letter may be used in this case.