Children and Families Bill

Amendment
to be moved
in grand committee

[Supplementary to the Sixth Marshalled List]

After Clause 97

LORD KNIGHT OF WEYMOUTH

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Insert the following new Clause—

“Parental bereavement leave

In the Employment Rights Act 1996, after section 57A insert—

“57AA           Parental bereavement leave

(1)   The Secretary of State must make regulations entitling an employee
who satisfies specified conditions—

(a)   as to duration of employment, and

(b)   as to relationship with a child,

to be absent from work on leave under this section in consequence
of the death of a child.

(2)   Regulations under subsection (1) shall secure that, where an
employee has a right to leave under this section, he or she is entitled
to a leave period of at least 2 weeks.

(3)   Regulations under subsection (1) shall secure that an employee who
exercises his or her right under subsection (1)—

(a)   is entitled, for such purposes and to such extent as may be
prescribed, to the benefit of the terms and conditions of
employment which would have applied if he or she had not
been absent,

(b)   is bound, for such purposes and to such extent as may be
prescribed, by any obligations arising under those terms
and conditions (except in so far as they are inconsistent with
subsection (1)), and

(c)   is entitled to return from leave to a job of a prescribed kind.

(4)   In subsection (3)(a) “terms and conditions of employment”
includes—

(a)   matters connected with an employee’s employment
whether or not they arise under his or her contract of
employment; and

(b)   terms and conditions about remuneration.””

Prepared 25th October 2013