Compassionate 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 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 compassionate leave.
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.
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