Compassionate leave in Ireland explained in simple terms
Compassionate leave, also known as bereavement leave, is special leave given to an employee on the death of a spouse, child, or a member of their immediate family. Compassionate leave is entirely discretionary and there’s no obligation on employers to give this type of leave or to pay the employee for such time off.
As compassionate leave is open to interpretation and as employees would deal with such situations in different ways, it’s important that you’re prepared for such a request to come along. That’s where Employers Direct can help.
We know compassionate leave inside out
Our advisors know the ins and outs of parental leave, including:
Why speak to Employers Direct?
Firstly, it’s free to call.
Secondly, our advisors are available 24/7, 365 days of the year to provide a tailored solution for your individual business needs. A free consultation could answer a lot of your questions and make worthwhile savings for your business.
Call Employers Direct now on 1800 939 614.
Employers rely on us for advice on staff compassionate leave rights
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