What is Bereavement Leave ?
A ‘Bereavement Leave’ is the leave granted to an employee due to the death of a family member or anyone else close to the employee. The death of a dear one is a devastating period for anyone and hence, bereavement leaves provide the time to grieve and recover from the loss.
The amount of days varies a lot between companies, country laws as well as the relation with the employee in some cases. For example, some companies might provide only 3 days in the case of grandparents, while providing a week or more, in the case of parents.
There are no laws in place to regulate bereavement leaves. However, companies still provide paid leaves on humanitarian grounds. Similarly, some companies might even cover the cost of the funeral and other associated expenses to ease the pain.