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Grieving a Pet’s Death: Should Workers Get Time Off?

Posted by Ginger Sullivan on May 26, 2016

Grieving a Pet’s Death: Should Workers Get Time Off? | Ginger Sullivan | HR Insights blog by CareATC, Inc.While some people might scratch their heads, cat and dog lovers know that the death of a furry friend can be a devastating loss. This is prompting some employers to offer paid leave for bereaved employees following the death of a beloved pet.

Proponents of pet bereavement leave cite the changing societal role of animals. People are more isolated from each other by careers and technology. Many are waiting longer to have children, or foregoing traditional family structures altogether. For people like this, the loss of a beloved animal can be as painful as the death of any human.

It's unclear if this workplace benefit will ever become widely available, but there are plenty of animal lovers who would certainly love the option.

Read full article at SHRM.

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As CareATC's Recruiter, Ginger primarily focuses on recruiting top talent for our clinics and Corporate office. She also uses her creativity to help plan Corporate events.

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