Compassionate leave policy

It’s an unfortunate fact that most of us will suffer loss or bereavement at some point in our lives. We will be as supportive as we possibly can be during this time.

If you need to take time off in the event of the death of a close relative, please speak to your manager to request compassionate leave.

We recognise that loss can come in many forms and circumstances vary with the nature of relationships and the observances of different religions. Rather than take a prescriptive approach, we assess each case individually. Hence the paid leave periods described below are for guidance only.

Up to two weeks’ paid leave may be granted if you have experienced the death of a partner, child or immediate family member. If you have to make funeral or other arrangements a further period of up to two days will generally be granted.

The amount of leave granted is at the discretion of the Managing Director.