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Extend statutory bereavement leave to pregnancy loss before 24 weeks

Submitted by Taylor Moss on Monday 8th February 2021

Published on Monday 15th February 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Sunday 15th August 2021

Current Signatures: 9,432
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Petition Action

Extend statutory bereavement leave to pregnancy loss before 24 weeks

Petition Details

Currently if you lose a baby after 24 weeks you are as a minimum entitled to statutory maternity leave. As these same rights aren’t afforded before 24 weeks 2 weeks full pay should be provided as an absolute minimum to parents who have suffered the death of a baby at any stage of pregnancy.

Additional Information

We lost our daughter at 23 weeks gestation and although my employer was fantastic many aren’t. Two weeks is not enough time to recover and grieve but it is certainly a start.


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