Bereavement in the workplace

Sensible and sensitive approaches can ease the way through the grieving process, whether the death is that of a relative or colleague, writes Gareth Naughton.

23rd March, 2014
It helps employees to know that help is there if they need it. Picture: Thinkstock

Dealing with the death of a loved one is extremely difficult and with most of us spending half our waking life at work, employers have a responsibility to play their part in helping the bereaved deal with their loss.

According to the Central Statistics Office, about 30,000 people die every year in Ireland. It is a fact that nobody is going to get through their working life without being affected by the passing of a...

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