Compassionate leave

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.


Compassionate leave

Compassionate leave policies beneficial for employers and employees

6 May 2014

Adopting a formal compassionate leave policy brings clear benefits both to employees going through difficult times and their employers, according...

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bereavement leave

Employers lack sympathy for bereaved workers

9 Jan 2014

Bereaved staff are being failed by their employers, according to a report published today by bereavement and palliative care charities.

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