Family leave and rights have gradually been extended over the years, including most recently the addition of parental bereavement rights in 2020. Now employees have a number of rights which relate to family leave. Broadly speaking, these are: adoption leave and pay; pregnancy and maternity leave, pay and rights; paternity leave and pay; parental leave; shared parental leave; time off for dependents and; parental bereavement leave. In addition, all employees are able to request flexible working after 26 weeks’ continuous employment.
HR Protect customers can access detailed guidance, template letters and policies. For a summary of the family friendly rights please see: How to guide: Family friendly rights overview.
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