Miscarriage bereavement leave bill passes into law

Staff reporters
Wed, 24 Mar 2021

Parliament has passed legislation giving mothers and their partners' bereavement leave following a miscarriage or stillbirth.All parties agreed to the Holidays (Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage) Amendment Bill (No 2) which means employers must give three days leave following the end of a pregnancy as a result of miscarriage or stillbirth. The provisions would apply to mothers, their partners, as well as parents planning to have a child through adoption or surrogacy.The bill’s sponsor, Hutt South MP Ginny Andersen, said: "Th...

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