There is currently no statutory right to either bereavement leave or compassionate leave, unless the bereavement or the need to take time off work relates to an employee’s dependant. Summary
Compassionate leave can include time off work for reasons other than the death of a family member or friend, such as time off to help cope with the effects of a marriage breakdown or the illness of a close friend. Bereavement and Compassionate Leave
It is advisable to provide a policy on bereavement leave or compassionate leave to ensure that a consistent policy is applied. Bereavement and Compassionate Leave
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