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Parental Bereavement Leave Policy


This Parental Bereavement Leave Policy provides details on eligibility requirements to take parental bereavement leave, including notification procedures and eligibility requirements for statutory parental bereavement pay. 

Parental bereavement leave is a day one employment right. Up to two weeks of parental bereavement leave are available to employees on the death of a child under the age of 18 and to individuals who suffer a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy. Employees with at least 26 weeks’ service are entitled to be paid at a statutory minimum rate for this leave.

Parental bereavement leave may be taken at any time in the 56-week period following the death. 

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