Bereavement leave provides all full-time employees three (3) days of paid bereavement leave in the event of a death in your immediate family. For purposes of this policy, immediate family is defined as your spouse, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, and corresponding step and in-law relationships, as well as anyone living in your household. An employee may be allowed up to one (1) day of paid leave for the death of a friend or family member not defined as “immediate” family member. Paid bereavement leave may not exceed six (6) days in a calendar year.
Use of vacation may be approved at the discretion of your manager for additional time off or for attendance at funerals of others with special relationships to you. Approval for use of bereavement leave will be at the discretion of your manager.
You must be in paid status to be eligible for bereavement leave. Bereavement leave will not be granted to an employee who is on unpaid status (e.g., military leave, medical leave of absence, etc.). If a family death occurs during your scheduled vacation, the remaining vacation time may be rescheduled with the approval of your manager. Independent Bank Employee Handbook January 2016 Page 18
The Bank reserves the right to require verification of the need for bereavement leave and/or the relationship of the deceased family member. The employee may be required to provide a copy of the obituary notice, and/or the Bank may contact the funeral home.