All items: Compassionate leave

  • Bereavement and compassionate leave: what is the right thing to do?

    Date:
    22 February 2017

    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?

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Commentary and analysis: HR and legal information and guidance relating to compassionate leave.