Bereavement Leave Part 2
|Last Tuesday we published part one on our article regarding Parental Bereavement Leave, and breaking down its impact on employers. Today we continue that analysis…
Evidencing Parental Bereavement Leave
The approach taken so far by the Government in its new proposal is quite generous, with the most the Government expecting the employee to produce at any point is a written statement that they will be taking bereavement leave.
During the immediate period, shortly following the child’ death, no written statement is required to be produced, compassionately to allow time for the grieving parent.
Although the Government is debating whether longer term, that potentially a written statement may be required to request further periods of leave after the aforementioned immediate period.
What may be comforting to know is that nothing more than a written statement is being proposed as a requirement of evidence to take bereavement leave. There is no mention or reference towards producing a child' death certificate or evidence being produced from a doctor connected to the child in question.
Statutory Bereavement Pay Entitlement
Although parental bereavement leave is being made a “day one” right, statutory bereavement pay is dependant on two items:
Evidencing Statutory Bereavement Pay Entitlement
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