Bereavement leave is a policy many companies have so that employees can deal with the grief associated with losing a loved one. Bereavement leaves applies to an employee losing a family member, including a spouse, parent, child, sibling or any other relationship. The employee will need to inform his or her employer of the death immediately, and three days of paid leave are generally granted. This allows the employee to grieve in private and focus on his or her well-being while not focusing on work-related responsibilities. This also gives the grieving party time to plan and attend the funeral. All full-time employees should be capable of taking advantage of this policy should the need arise. Exceptions include a business that has unusual staffing requirements, and if that is the case, employees should be able to use any available vacation time.
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