According to Acas, the Employment Rights Act 1996 gives employees a day-one right to have "reasonable" time off to deal with an emergency, which could include a bereavement involving a dependant. But how do employers tend to deal with bereavement on a practical level?
According to recent research, one worker in eight is a carer, while almost one in six has had to take time off work or work irregular hours because of caring responsibilities. We set out five ways to support carers in the workplace.
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