5.3 Bereavement Leave

5.3.1 An employee may take paid bereavement leave of up to three days on the death of the employee's parent, spouse, child, brother, sister, spouse’s parent, grandparent or grandchild.

5.3.2 An employer may in addition to the above entitlement, approve leave for an employee to discharge any obligations and/or to pay respects to a deceased person with whom the worker has had a close association. Such obligations may exist because of blood or family ties or because of a particular cultural and/or religious requirement that the employee seeks to be involved in for the whole or part of the ceremonies to be undertaken. The length of time off and the payment or non-payment for the time off shall be at the discretion of the employer.

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