This also reassures the employee that the employer cares about the needs of employees who are experiencing bereavement.
This is a relief for employees during their time of grief.
A bereavement policy is the description of the company’s practices in allowing paid and unpaid employee time off when a family member, relative, or friend dies.
While an organization will want to make every effort to work with employees on an individual basis during these tough emotional times, you will want to have a basic policy in place so that employees know what they can expect.
Bereavement time is granted for making funeral arrangements, attending the funeral and burial, paying respects to the family at a wake or visitation, dealing with the deceased’s possessions and will, and any ancillary matters that employees must address when a loved one dies.