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Acas guidance – parents with ill or premature babies

Acas has published guidance for employers on how to support parents with premature or sick babies. The recommendations for employers include:

  • Ensuring that staff are made aware of their statutory entitlements, including shared parental and paternity leave.
  • Handling communications sensitively, ensuring that staff are happy to be contacted and are comfortable with colleagues knowing about their situation.
  • Being receptive to flexible working requests, as the baby may need follow up hospital appointments or their partner may need additional support throughout the difficult time.

 Click here to access the guidance.