Bereavement Leave (Death in the Family)

Can I get bereavement leave?

In the event of the death of an immediate family member, an employee is entitled to one day paid bereavement leave and up to two days unpaid bereavement leave Immediate family includes:

  • spouse
  • child
  • parent
  • brother or sister of the employee

In the event of the death of a member of the employee's extended family, an employee is entitled to three days unpaid bereavement leave. Extended family includes:

  • grandparent
  • grandchild
  • brother-in-law or sister-in-law
  • mother-in-law or father-in-law
  • son-in-law or daughter-in-law
  • aunt or uncle of the employee 

Who can I contact for more information?

Hazel Walsh (Office Coordinator)
Sherwood Business Centre
161 St. Peters Road, 2nd Floor 
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-5550
Toll Free: 1-800-333-4362
Fax: (902) 368-5476
Email: hawalsh@gov.pe.ca

 

Published date: 
October 9, 2015
Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture

General Inquiries

Labour and Industrial Relations
161 St. Peters Road
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Phone: 902-368-5550
Toll-free: 1-800-333-4362
Fax: 902-368-5476

hawalsh@gov.pe.ca