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How to Support an Employee Through Grief and Loss

Posted By AOA, Monday, September 11, 2017

According to the Society for Human Resource Management 2016 Paid Leave in the Workplace Survey, most private sector companies offer the same basic bereavement befits: four days for the death of a spouse or child; three days for the death of a parent, grandparent, domestic partner, sibling, grandchild or foster child and only one for the death of an in-law or extended family member. You will usually get no leave at all for the death of a friend or colleague. While these are better benefits than many people get (only 60 percent of private-sector workers get paid time off for a death), for those who have lost someone close to them they don’t come close to being enough. Click here to read more.

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