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OS22 Sun 07-Jul-19 13:59:00

My ML has suddenly passed away over the weekend. we are all distraught and my partner is struggling with the loss.

I feel ok to go into work tomorrow however I think he would benefit having me around tomorrow and some support.

Am I allowed to take compassionate leave or suggest it to my line manager or should I just ask to take leave for the day? Or am I best just going into work!?

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flowery Sun 07-Jul-19 17:37:19

You’ll have to check what your employer’s policy is. If they offer compassionate leave, it wouldn’t normally be available for someone who wasn’t closely related to you, but you’ll have to check and find out.

Justgivemesomepeace Sun 07-Jul-19 17:46:11

Have a chat with your manager about how they can support you. Where i work compassionate leave is only for immediate relatives but if you want the time to support your husband we would offer dependants leave.

flowery Sun 07-Jul-19 17:57:39

Sorry for your loss by the way flowers

Bobbybobbins Sun 07-Jul-19 18:03:08

Sorry for your loss. When my grandmother died my dad was given 10 days compassionate leave despite it being my mum's mum who had died (civil service) so definitely worth checking.

daisypond Sun 07-Jul-19 18:04:06

Ask your manager. Where I work, a MIL would count as a close family relative and I would be granted compassionate leave.

Lazypuppy Sun 07-Jul-19 19:40:54

I wouldn't get compassionate leave for MIL, didn't even get it for my nan.

Just take it as AL

CherryPavlova Sun 07-Jul-19 19:43:17

It would depend on your policy and how rigidly applied it was. I’d let someone off for a few days for a mother in law, as it would impact on their families. I wouldn’t expect it to be annual leave either.

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