• 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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