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While there is no specific right in UK employment law to bereavement leave nor to time off to attend a funeral, giving employees time off to deal with the death of a loved one can demonstrate the employer's commitment to employees and make it an employer of choice.
Employees are entitled to take a reasonable amount of time off work for the care of dependants.
17 May 2017
The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...
13 Apr 2017
Fatalities in the workplace are a challenge for HR and the stakes are high with the potential for criminal charges,...
22 Feb 2017
Facebook has announced that employees can now take up to 20 days of paid leave if an immediate family member...
1 Dec 2016
Around half of UK households own a pet, according to the RSPCA. So why is there not a specific legal...
21 Jun 2016
ON DEMAND | What happens when employees take holiday, fall sick, or have other reasons that affect their attendance?
14 Jan 2016
Anyone thinking that the UK’s upcoming grandparental leave is unnecessary meddling by law-makers should look beyond these shores at the...
8 Apr 2015
The death of a family member or close friend will probably happen to most employees during their working lives, so...
5 Nov 2014
As Benjamin Franklin once said, nothing in this life is certain, except death and taxes. So it is unsurprising that...
18 Sep 2014
Conciliation service Acas has published a new guide on managing bereavement in the workplace.
Developed in partnership with Cruse Bereavement...
13 Jun 2014
Annual leave accrued before the death of an employee must be reflected in their pay, the European Court of Justice...