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Scottish Bereavement Friendly Workplaces Toolkit

Support for staff

Employees who have suffered a bereavement should feel supported by their workplace and colleagues. No-one can take away grief, but support and understanding can help a little.

Reasonable time off is a legal requirement for employers. But this should be the minimum that employers offer. Workplaces should be an open and supportive environment for employees to return to, with options to re-balance workloads or work more flexibly if circumstances allow.

In this section, you can find out information about your rights as an employee, and some advice about returning to work.

What should I expect from my employer?

What should I expect from my employer? What do I need to do following a death? What am I entitled to after a bereavement?

Financial matters

Find out whether financial support might be available.

Information for specific situations

Specific information relating to the death of a child, or a death by suicide, murder, homicide or road-traffic accident.

Sources of support if you've been bereaved

How do I get support to cope following a bereavement?


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