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Supporting bereaved employees: the law and good practice - digital event


This 3 hour digital event is based on Acas’ updated bereavement guidance.  

We will provide insight into the law and good practice, including writing a bereavement policy. We will also cover practical advice for managers on supporting your employees during this difficult time. 

Business need

Sue Ryder estimates bereavement in the workplace costs the economy nearly £23 billion a year. At any time, one in 10 employees are likely to be affected by bereavement (McGuinness, 2009). 

Are you aware of what employees are legally entitled to when they experience bereavement? Do some types of bereavement, such as parental bereavement, carry a right to time off? 

Delivered via Zoom, this event will use a range of engaging delivery methods to ensure you understand the legal duties of employers and the actions you can take, as a manager or business, to support bereaved staff.

All delegates will receive an electronic certificate of attendance for their participation in the training

Suitable For

Delegates from all sectors of industry including: managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR professionals, business owners, Trade Union representatives, employee representatives and individuals who wish to enhance their CPD.


Our expert-led training sessions are designed to facilitate discussion and interaction. This event will cover:

  • What is bereavement?
  • The law, including time off and pay
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion relating to bereavement, including miscarriage and religion
  • How to manage and support a bereaved employee
  • Bereavement policies and procedures
  • Promoting positive cultures and good practice

Have a large group of staff to train? 

To save you time and money, we can deliver bespoke training at your workplace. To find out more contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form 


We also offer free e-learning on a wide range of employment relations topics. It's a great way to develop, enhance and refresh your knowledge, providing you with the opportunity to work through theory, explore case studies and answer interactive questions. 

Need more than training?

We recognise that every organisation is different. Our specialists can diagnose issues in your workplace and tailor practical solutions to address the challenges faced by you and your staff. To arrange a call or visit or to simply find out more, contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form

Venue Delivered digitally via Zoom   Map (opens in new window)   Date 26/09/2022    Time 09:30 - 12:30   
Price £110.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
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* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.