Chances are employees who are dealing with grief from losing a loved one have carried that hardship with them into the office, even if they're not showing it. Employers typically offer just one to two paid weeks off, while FMLA law requires employers to grant three months of unpaid leave. However, grief doesn't just end at the two-week or three-month mark.

Companies tend to deal with grief as an isolated incident, one which the employee should address on their own time, outside of the office.

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