What is Bereavement Leave?

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Bereavement leave is a temporary time off granted to an employee following the death of a relative or a friend.

Bereavement leave definition


Bereavement leave is a temporary time off granted to an employee following the death of a relative or a friend. It is given apart from other scheduled leaves and generally includes three days although many organizations are flexible in terms of how much time an employee takes off.

Bereavement leave is usually a paid leave. Reasons for bereavement leave are sirious illness or death of a family member or a friend.



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