Respond to the notification of the death of a worker

Key points

  • An employer that is notified of the death of a worker must deal sensitively with the worker's family and colleagues, while managing the practicalities arising as a result of the death.
  • The employer should consider how to inform colleagues and external contacts that the worker has died.
  • It should ensure that it deals efficiently with practical aspects including the worker's final salary payment and any other payments due, such as under a pension scheme or life assurance scheme.

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