Bereavement Leave to be given to all Grieving Families

Did you know that if a loved one dies your employer doesn't have to give you time off from work? 3 days seems to be the normal time given.

My son Jack died suddenly just before his 2nd birthday and I was to discover the lack of entitlement .

Please sign this petition to ask the government to Create Bereavement leave to protect other families.

While many good employers offer compassionate leave, there is no statutory right to leave and this campaign aims to introduce two weeks of paid bereavement leave for the death of a Child and members of the immediate family.

In the immediate aftermath of the death families have to cope with their individual loss, the grief of their wider family, including other children, as well as a vast amount of administrative and other arrangements such as the funeral and in some cases a post Mortem.

Just three days off for a family death is an anomaly and I ask for your help to have this amended.

I am supported in my campaign by many organisations who feel the same as I do. Grief can effect us at different times, it's something that we learn to cope with but it never leaves us #talkingishealing

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party
    Theresa May MP


    Lucy Herd started this petition with a single signature, and now has 232,721 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.