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Bereavement Leave

Who is entitled to Bereavement Leave?

Bereavement leave must be provided to an employee in the event of the death of the employee's:

  • spouse
  • child
  • grandchild
  • mother or father
  • brother or sister
  • mother-in-law or father -in-law
  • grandparent
  • sister-in-law or brother-in-law
  • son-in-law or daughter-in-law

(section 34.10(1) of the Labour Standards Act)

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How many days of Bereavement Leave can an employee take?

An employee who has been employed with the same employer for at least 30 days shall be given 3 days of bereavement leave consisting of 1 day paid leave and 2 days unpaid leave.

If an employee has been employed for less than 30 days, then the employee is entitled to 2 days of unpaid leave.

(section 43.10(1)(3) of the Labour Standards Act)

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