Parental bereavement leave and pay

Consultation opened on 15 June 2020. Closing date 10 August 2020 at 17:00.


This consultation seeks to inform the public about the government’s intention to introduce Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay entitlements into Northern Ireland Employment Law akin to the entitlements that came into force in Great Britain (GB) on 6 April 2020.


Consultation description

We are seeking views from stakeholders on these provisions and wish to open a discussion as to how best we can mirror the legislation in GB while being cognisant of our specific needs in Northern Ireland.

Any suggestions that differ from the provision in GB will be taken on board for consideration whether in the immediate term where practicable or as part of a longer term strategic review of a range of employment rights issues in Northern Ireland.

Ways to respond

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Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay
Employment Relations Policy and Legislation 1
Department for the Economy
Adelaide House
39-49 Adelaide Street

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