Our policy allows staff a maximum of 5 days paid compassionate leave in the event of the death of an immediate family member. Straight forward when the leave request is for a Monday to Friday, but what about when the leave starts on a Thursday – do we include weekends? What about project staff who do not have set days off? Also, what about part-timers. It looks like we will have to make our policy clearer but your views would be very welcome.

Linda Dunlop