In this Today’s Family Lawyer podcast, host David Opie is joined by baby-loss awareness campaigner Keeley Lengthorn.
Keeley is a partner at Taylor Rose MW and has spent much of 2022 campaigning for greater baby-loss awareness in UK employment conditions.
Keeley tells her own story which tragically involves her own loss and being the first person in the firm to be the beneficiary of the official baby-loss policy within Taylor Rose MW, a policy which ensures that employees have at least three days’ paid leave for any miscarriage under 24 weeks – the current threshold under which there is no statutory protection.
Her campaign has taken her to the House of Commons where Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has supported with the introduction of a 10-minute rule bill entitled the Miscarriage Leave Bill. Its second reading takes place on 2nd December. And just 2 weeks ago Baby-Loss Awareness Week concluded with Wave of Light during which people around the world light a candle in memory of the baby or babies they have lost.
But even with the difficulties in getting bills onto the legislative agenda, Keeley remains bullish and is calling on organisations to adopt a baby-loss policy in the business to help support all those affected. Today’s Media, the publishers of Today’s Family Lawyer and this podcast have supported Keeley since being made aware of the campaign and are proud to say we have adopted the policy, which is available from Keeley directly should anybody wish to access a copy.
Listen in to hear Keeley’s incredible journey.
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