Acas Guidance on Managing Bereavement in the Workplace


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Posted on 22 Sep 2014

Acas has published guidance for employers on managing bereavement in the workplace. 

The guidance contains:

  • An outline of current laws which may impact on this area, including allowing employees to have “reasonable” time off to deal with an emergency, which includes a bereavement involving a dependant;
  • Good practice guidance when managing bereavement in the workplace;
  • A sample bereavement policy; 
  • Advice on avoiding discrimination and addressing bullying; and
  • A set of Frequently Asked Questions. 

The guidance has been compiled in conjunction with Cruse Bereavement Care, the UK’s largest bereavement charity and can be viewed on the Acas website.

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