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Quarter of workers took no time off after death of a loved one

One in four (25 per cent) workers took no time off work following the death of a loved one, while a further one in 10 (11 per cent) took just one day, new research has found.

The survey of 2,000 UK employees who have experienced the death of a loved one, compiled by family-run funeral service provider CPJ Field, also revealed that half (52 per cent) of employees who did take time off felt under pressure to conceal their grief when they returned to work.

Despite this, the research found that 98 per cent of employees believed some time off after a death is reasonable.

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December 13, 2017

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