Guide

Managing employee bereavement

Introduction

Grief can impact on the emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological well-being of a person who is bereaved and it can be difficult for an employer to know how to respond.

A compassionate and flexible approach can ensure that the impact on both the individual and the business is minimised.

This guide explains how you can best manage bereavement in the workplace, both immediately after an employee's loss and in the longer term when they return to work.

It also highlights the law around bereavement and offers best practice guidelines to help you through the process.