Bereavement

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.


2019 employment law: eight changes to look out for

Although Brexit dominates the news, there will be a number of important employment law developments in 2019. Clio Springer sets...

Parental bereavement leave to be introduced in 2020

2 Nov 2018

Parents and primary carers who suffer the loss of a child will be entitled to at least two weeks’ paid...

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Government launches consultation into parental bereavement leave and pay

29 Mar 2018

The Government has announced a consultation into parental bereavement leave and pay.

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Bereavement leave survey 2018
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Most employers offer paid bereavement leave, finds XpertHR

7 Feb 2018

The majority of employers provide paid bereavement leave for employees who lose a loved one, family member or dependant, despite...

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Parental bereavement leave: a small step in the right direction

18 Oct 2017

While recognising the good intentions behind the recently published Parental Leave Bill, XpertHR consultant editor Darren Newman questions the practical...

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Government publishes parental bereavement leave bill

13 Oct 2017

The Government has today published a bill that will offer two weeks’ paid leave for bereaved parents.
The Parental Bereavement...

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Bill for paid parental bereavement leave is launched

20 Jul 2017

Parents who have suffered the death of a child will receive statutory paid leave to grieve, under a new law...

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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

17 May 2017

The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...

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Criminal law and fatalities in the workplace: what HR needs to know

13 Apr 2017

Fatalities in the workplace are a challenge for HR and the stakes are high with the potential for criminal charges,...

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Bereavement and compassionate leave: What’s the right thing to do?

22 Feb 2017

Facebook has announced that employees can now take up to 20 days of paid leave if an immediate family member...

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“Pawternity” leave? Time off work for pets and other leave of the future

1 Dec 2016

Around half of UK households own a pet, according to the RSPCA. So why is there not a specific legal...

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The webinar will look at all forms of leave, genuine or not.

Leave and absence: managing attendance fairly (webinar)

21 Jun 2016

ON DEMAND | What happens when employees take holiday, fall sick, or have other reasons that affect their attendance?

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Congratulation leave? Unusual types of leave from around the world

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...

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What to include in a bereavement leave policy

8 Apr 2015

The death of a family member or close friend will probably happen to most employees during their working lives, so...

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Managing bereavement in the workplace

5 Nov 2014

As Benjamin Franklin once said, nothing in this life is certain, except death and taxes. So it is unsurprising that...

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