A family member’s death may necessitate time away from work. Employees may take up to three working days off as paid leave if a family member dies. Spouse, son, daughter, mother, father, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister, brother, grandparent, or grandchild are all considered members of the family. This policy would also apply to stepparents, stepsiblings, and stepchildren.
An employee’s immediate family includes their:
- spouse or former spouse
- de facto partner or former de facto partner
Immediate family also includes:
- the immediate family of the employee’s spouse or de facto partner (or former spouse or de facto partner)
- step-relations (for example, step-parent and step-child)
- adoptive relations.
Employees can take compassionate leave for other relatives (for example, cousins, aunts and uncles) if they are a member of the employee’s household or if their employer agrees.