ACAS has published useful guidance for employers on dealing with the parents of premature or sick babies. The guidance, which is available here, gives an overview of employers' obligations and employees' rights when a baby is born prematurely. It also advises employers on their approach to those very difficult cases where the baby is sick, still-born or dies after birth and provides sensible guidance on communicating with the parents, explaining the situation to colleagues, and helping parents dealing with bereavement and trauma in terms of their well-being and return to work.