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While there is no legal duty to do so, it is good practice for employers to offer employees compassionate leave for personal problems.
Giving employees time off to deal with a difficult personal situation can demonstrate the employer’s commitment to employees and make it an employer of choice.
Employees do have a right to take a reasonable amount of time off work in relation to their dependants in specified circumstances.
10 Nov 2020
Two weeks’ statutory paid bereavement leave should be introduced for all UK employees who lose a close relative or partner,...
21 Jul 2020
The right to bereavement leave and pay should be extended to all employees experiencing a close family bereavement, not just...
9 Jun 2020
An employment lawyer has warned that staff who have travelled abroad to handle a family emergency may need to take...
24 Feb 2020
Employers should be updating their policies and procedures to take account of the introduction of parental bereavement leave in April....
23 Jan 2020
Parents who suffer stillbirth or loss of a child will be entitled to two weeks’ leave.
15 Aug 2019
A woman who claims she lost her job on the same day her dog died is calling for the right...
2 Nov 2018
Parents and primary carers who suffer the loss of a child will be entitled to at least two weeks’ paid...
29 Mar 2018
The Government has announced a consultation into parental bereavement leave and pay.
Bereavement leave survey 2018
7 Feb 2018
The majority of employers provide paid bereavement leave for employees who lose a loved one, family member or dependant, despite...
3 Nov 2017
Following the Government’s publication of a bill that will enable employers to offer two weeks’ paid leave to parents who...
18 Oct 2017
While recognising the good intentions behind the recently published Parental Leave Bill, XpertHR consultant editor Darren Newman questions the practical...
13 Oct 2017
The Government has today published a bill that will offer two weeks’ paid leave for bereaved parents.
The Parental Bereavement...
20 Jul 2017
Parents who have suffered the death of a child will receive statutory paid leave to grieve, under a new law...
22 Feb 2017
Facebook has announced that employees can now take up to 20 days of paid leave if an immediate family member...