Should you allow staff time off when their pet dies?

Should you allow staff time off when their pet dies?

Almost everybody knows the grief that comes from losing a beloved pet. For many of us, it is our first experience of losing a member of the family, and it can feel just as strong as losing a human companion.

And with research from GfK suggesting more than half of the world’s population own some sort of pet, grief from losing a beloved animal is a common human experience.

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