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Bereavement leave policy checklist

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Here are a few important steps to take to finish your document

Read the document to make sure it meets your needs.

Remember that if you have any questions you can easily Ask a lawyer.

Send a copy of your bereavement leave policy to your staff to read and ensure they understand all aspects of the policy.

Make the bereavement leave policy available to employees by, for example, including it in induction packs, providing it in hard copy, sending it out by email, putting it on notice boards or an intranet site, or other easily accessible company computer systems.

The bereavement leave policy is not a contract and does not need to be signed or agreed to by the employee. You can ask employees to sign an acknowledgement to show that they received it, but it’s not legally required.

Keep a copy of the bereavement leave policy for your records. 

A copy of the policy will also be stored under ‘My Documents’ in your Rocket Lawyer account.

Staff should also keep a copy of the policy or have easy access to it via a staff intranet or handbook.

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