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Managing Bereavement in the Workplace

Death and bereavement is a sad but inevitable fact of life and, when this happens to an employee, you need to find the best way to deal with this situation – best for the employee and best for business.

An employer isn’t obliged to pay an employee for time off for bereavement, although some company’s offer paid bereavement leave as part of the employment package. You may or may not have a clear bereavement policy in place but one thing’s for sure, your employee will require some time off and a compassionate and flexible approach to their request for leave needs to be taken.

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