The advice is a must read for employers and employment lawyers

Acas has published new advice to help employers support staff following a bereavement and understand an employee’s legal right to time off.

Acas Chief Executive, Susan Clews, said: “The death of a loved one is a devastating and life changing experience for any employee. It can impact someone at work immediately as well as long-term.

“We also cannot ignore the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on staff who have been unable to grieve in the usual way. Some people could not be with loved ones when they died or were not able to give them a proper send-off.

“Our new bereavement advice can help employers handle these difficult situations in a supportive, compassionate and practical wa...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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