CDZ Bereaved parents to be entitled to two weeks' paid leave from work

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    Bereaved parents to be entitled to two weeks' paid leave from work

    Working parents who suffer the loss of a child will now be entitled to two weeks of statutory paid leave, the government has announced.

    Ministers have said the new legal right, known as Jack’s law, is the most generous parental bereavement pay offer in the world and will support 10,000 families a year in the UK.

    Expected to come into force from April, it will cover all working parents who lose a child under the age of 18 or have a stillbirth, irrespective of how long an individual has been with their current employer.


    I would think that the more advanced employers would offer this anyway.

    I have no idea how I would cope in this situation but I dont think work would be uppermost in my thoughts. Should other measures be added to this ?
     
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    considering how bad the UK healthcare system is its almost like a payoff for them causing the death of a child
     
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    So, if the child is over 18 it doesn't hurt as bad? Dumb, really dumb.

    It took my wife a month and they paid her. I was off two months.
     
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    Good for old England.. Keep up the great work...

    I've got to tell ya tho -- from sad personal experiences, that where you NEED "grievance pay" is losing a spouse or a parent.. Because it's ridiculously easy to bury and mourn a child compared to the LOSS of support from a spouse OR the govt/corporate hassles of handling estate matters, relocating and caring for a surviving parent.. This process approaches a FULL TIME JOB for MONTHS....

    So expect ye Jolly Olde Taxes to go up, excuses to made and some embarrassment as your lemming leadership figures out they've open another hole in hull of the HMS Progressive.. And soon any citizen with a dead pet is included...
     
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    Well I dont see the connection between a dead dog and a dead child.
    But this is not paid for by taxation so I think you might be confused. Going back 10 years or so my last employer gave me a weeks bereavement leave in my contract. This is ensuring that all employees enjoy the same treatment.
     
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    It isn’t free, someone does pay and it is forced. More government less freedom.
     
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    Its paid for by employers from cash generated by the staff they are looking after. Where is the problem ? It doesnt seem to be any different to the health insurance that your employers offer to their workers.
     
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    THE DIFFERENCE IS YOURS REQUIRES FORCE AND OURS IS VOLUNTARY,,,
     
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    The problem becomes is it adds another cost to having a person working for you, and an unpredictable cost at that. Then progressives come up with more and more things employers have to subsidize, maternity leave, paternity leave, other forms of leave, forms of insurance, etc, and sooner or later costs go up, or they will be forced to get more work out of less people.
     
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    Employers dont give anything voluntarily.
     

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