Note: Compassionate Leave 2014: The total number of days that are taken as paid and/or unpaid compassionate leave per 100 employees per year (based on data for the 2013 calendar year, collected in April 2014). Compassionate leave is here defined as a period of absence from work granted to employees dealing with particular personal circumstances, such as the death, critical illness or injury of a loved one, immediate family member or dependant.