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BEREAVEMENT LEAVE : Do we need more regulation?

10 February 2017  

Calls have been growing for employees who suffer the loss of a child or other close relative to be entitled to paid time off, report Anna Byford and Marian Bloodworth

As the spate of celebrity deaths in 2016 showed, life is unpredictable and in some cases tragically short. Loved ones, friends and family members can be taken away from us through illness or an accident, sometimes very unexpectedly. At such times, it is natural for employees to look to their employers for understanding, support and some time away from work to make practical arrangements and to grieve. But does the law adequately look after them at this difficult time?

 

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