Bereavement Leave Law and Legal Definition

Bereavement leave is an authorized leave from work for the purposes of attending to the funeral of a family member. It is a paid leave that an employee is entitled to because of the death of a family or household member. This is often granted according to the terms of the employee's employment program or collective bargaining agreement. The number of leaves granted may vary with employers. Bereavement leave is available in addition to an employee's accrued sick and annual leave.