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kaled78

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Re: bereavement
« Reply #75 on: 14-01-19, 08:11AM »
so someone I work with has just had their father-in-law die,she works four days a week,is she right in thinking she is only allowed 2 days paid bereavement,then has to go unpaid or use holiday leave if she needs more time off?

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« Reply #76 on: 14-01-19, 08:52AM »
Yeh that would be correct. Some Sm allow longer depending on circumstances but in general that’s what she would get from company.

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« Reply #77 on: 14-01-19, 09:06AM »
Look it up on our Tesco , it's the full working week or whatever it is an employee works in a week , and yes, in-laws are covered under that .

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« Reply #78 on: 14-01-19, 10:40AM »
A working week, really ?  That has changed a lot then since the start of this topic.
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« Reply #79 on: 14-01-19, 10:52AM »
It's not that simple. You can have relatives that live round the corner or hundreds of miles away. You can have relatives that you are in constant contact with or have fallen out with years ago and have not talked to them in 30 years for example.
So, for a father-in-law you have not spoken to in 30 years you may only get the funeral time, if you are going. A father-in-law you were close to you may need more time.
I was given 3 days for my brother-in-law as I am close to my sister but as I had to travel I had two travel days and a day for the funeral and I chose to add holiday to this.
It should be case by case.

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« Reply #80 on: 14-01-19, 11:03AM »
Do T*sco management have a list of who you talk to and don't talk to in your family then?

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« Reply #81 on: 14-01-19, 11:24AM »
No matter who it is you can have as long off as you want. It can be stressful.

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« Reply #82 on: 14-01-19, 04:55PM »
Do T*sco management have a list of who you talk to and don't talk to in your family then?
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« Reply #83 on: 14-01-19, 06:09PM »
hi i have just recieved bad news this morning that my aunt has died.  unsure when the funeral will be but it will fall during my working week. does bereavement leave apply to aunt or will i have to take off as compassionate leave. want to know the facts before i go in as they would tell you anything.  thank you

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« Reply #84 on: 14-01-19, 06:20PM »
Err.....you do know that post was over 3 years ago 8-) 8-)

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« Reply #85 on: 14-01-19, 06:25PM »
I have heard different reps quoting different timescales....2 days 3 days?? I have always understood it to be a week...pro rata, and that week should also include the day of the funeral. My understanding is it covers all 1st relatives, in laws and grandparents. More extended family is at the discretion of the manager as to whether paid or unpaid, as is authorising longer paid bereavement leave up to two weeks.
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« Reply #86 on: 14-01-19, 07:41PM »
SM in Express.....I always have a chat with my colleague and ask them how much time they’d like off, be it now or later for the funeral. Grim Up North, yes I am pretty close to my direct team, and at that difficult time, I’d treat them with respect and expect them to do the same to me/their colleagues. Never had an issue so far. Stay honest and treat everyone fairly.

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« Reply #87 on: 14-01-19, 11:15PM »
Always worth remembering how you would expect to be treated in a similar circumstance. Families are often no longer small units with many step-parents/kids etc. Bottom line should be if the person who is deceased was in close contact with you, you should get at least a week.

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« Reply #88 on: 15-01-19, 12:55AM »
What's the policy regarding an uncle? What's the process of ringing in? And do you get paid?

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« Reply #89 on: 20-01-19, 06:22PM »
Err.....you do know that post was over 3 years ago 8-) 8-)

Sorry forrest, couldn't help myself  :D :D

Didnt look sorry, why was it at the top of the listing? perhaps an auto lock of older threads would stop super necros.

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« Reply #90 on: 20-01-19, 06:27PM »
What's the policy regarding an uncle? What's the process of ringing in? And do you get paid?
Be honest with it. If you were close or a family member really needs your support then tell your manager. If you arn't close and there isnt alot of support needed for someone then don't milk it and the times you actually need time off you will get it.