Time off work for step parent dying
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On Saturday morning, I received the terrible news my step mother had died. Was not entirely unexpected as she's been ill for a while, but still upsetting. I've been off work today due to moving house (which has just added to the stress) and could really do with a couple of more days off for grieving. What is the legal process for time off work when a step parent dies? As I'll need to let work know in the morning what my plan is.
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The legal entitlement is to "short" periods of unpaid leave for emergency situations with dependents. However, sadly but obviously, once somebody has died they can no longer be dependent.
Many will offer a short period of compassionate leave and may let you take additional time either as unpaid leave or to use part of your holiday entitlement.
DIfferent organisations will have different policies and different definitions of who is classed as family / close relative which may affect whatthey offer.