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My husband just lost his sister.

(8 Posts)
Italianmoma1983 Sun 20-Mar-16 21:41:07

How long can he have off for grieving ? I'm sorry if it's in the wrong topic.

Whenwillwe3meetagain Sun 20-Mar-16 21:42:09

Discretionary depending on the company. He may have to take holiday too.
Sorry for your loss thanks

CalleighDoodle Sun 20-Mar-16 21:43:33

At my place of work (public sector) it is two days i think. Can you phone HR tomorrow to check?

forumdonkey Sun 20-Mar-16 21:48:58

If he's distressed and unable to work maybe see a doctor who might sign him off with a doctors note

RealityCheque Sun 20-Mar-16 21:53:03

What donkey said. Get signed off with stress if he needs more than a day or two.

Pinkheart5915 Sun 20-Mar-16 21:55:14

I think it depends on the company, he'll need to talk to hr.
So sorry for your loss

RealityCheque Sun 20-Mar-16 22:11:05

A word of warning. If you have a decent relationship with your manager, please please speak to them instead of HR. Many managers will allow more 'discretion' (time off / 'wfh' etc) than company policy officially allows. Once you go to HR, you make it official and could be worse off.

OllyBJolly Sun 20-Mar-16 22:17:45

A word of warning. If you have a decent relationship with your manager, please please speak to them instead of HR. Many managers will allow more 'discretion' (time off / 'wfh' etc) than company policy officially allows. Once you go to HR, you make it official and could be worse off.

Agree with this - and I'm ex HR. HR have to give you what the policy says. Compassionate leave for a non dependent relative might be as little as one day; there is no "right" to compassionate leave.

Your manager will generally be able to be more flexible.

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