Employees are now entitled to bereavement leave if they have a miscarriage or stillbirth. They are also entitled to bereavement leave, if they are directly affected by someone else’s loss.

New entitlements

  • Three days’ bereavement leave if the employee has a miscarriage or a stillbirth
  • Three Days bereavement leave if another person has a miscarriage or stillbirth and the employee:
    • is the person’s partner
    • is the person’s former partner and would have been a biological parent
    • had agreed to be the primary carer (eg through a formal adoption or whangai arrangement)
    • is the partner of  a person who had agreed to be the primary carer.

They’re allowed to take their bereavement leave at any time and for any reason that relates to the death or loss.

More information can be found here.

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