Paid Parental Leave scheme for employers

Stillbirth or infant death

In cases of stillbirth or infant death, eligible employees will continue to get their Parental Leave Pay.

Your employee may return to work in these cases and keep getting their Parental Leave Pay. They won’t lose their Parental Leave Pay if they return to work before their Paid Parental Leave period ends.

We won’t impose any specific rules that may result in them being financially worse off in these situations.

In cases like this, your employee may want us to provide their Parental Leave Pay. We’ll let you know if you no longer need to provide it.

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Page last updated: 22 February 2019