Compassionate/Bereavement Leave Policy
Employees are entitled to take a reasonable amount of time off work to take
necessary action in relation to the care of certain dependants. This
Compassionate Leave Policy (also often referred to as Bereavement Leave Policy) gives employers the option to offer additional
leave, paid or unpaid, to deal with the serious illness or injury in his or
her immediate family. There is no contractual right to payment for
Employers should be mindful of the varying needs of different religions and
their bereavement requirements to avoid potential indirect discrimination
claims on the grounds of religion and belief.
As of 6 April 2020, employees who are the parents of a child who dies are
entitled to two weeks’ leave. In most cases, this will be paid at a
statutory minimum rate.
Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be
read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused
options should be removed from the document.
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