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 ?