Reference Number: 
CTAS-1005

Employers are not required by law to provide bereavement leave, but many employers choose to allow an employee paid time off for the death of a family member. If the employer offers this kind of leave, a written policy is required under T.C.A. § 5-23-104. The policy should state whether this leave is paid or unpaid leave, set out a specific number of allowable days, and define the family members to which it applies.