Nearly all employers offer staff paid time off for bereavement

Adam Saville
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Nearly all employers offer staff paid time off for bereavement

HR taking an overarching role to ensure consistency of approach within companies

Of 634 organisations surveyed by XpertHR, the majority operate within a formal policy or guidelines when granting leave for bereavement, while the rest on a case-by-case basis. Most commonly the amount of paid leave is determined by the nature of the employee's relationship with the deceased. Generally five days leave is allowed for loss of close relationships, such as parents, spouse, partner, siblings and children. Three days are allocated to less close relationships such as grandp...

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