Bereavement leave

When a close relative dies, you are entitled to a short leave of absence. The amount of leave that you are entitled to will vary and will depend on the family member who has passed away. These guidelines also apply to family-in-law. Always contact your supervisor to discuss your personal situation.

  • If a parent or child dies: you are entitled to four days of leave.
  • If a brother, sister, grandparent or grandchild dies: you are entitled to two days of leave.
  • If a great-grandparent, uncle, aunt, cousin, niece, nephew, great-grandchild, great-great-grandparent, great uncle, great aunt or second cousin dies: you are entitled to one day of leave.
  • If you need to take leave to organise a funeral or settle an estate, you will be given a maximum of four days leave in total.

Organising a funeral

If you need to take leave to organise a funeral or settle an estate, you will be given a maximum of four days leave in total. You may need to do this, for example, in the case of the death of a grandparent or brother or sister.

Requests

You will need to contact your supervisor about your request. You will also need to notify your personnel HR officer.

Leave No loss of salary No loss of pension accrual Accrual of holiday hours
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Contact

Need help? Get in touch with your personnel HR officer.

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