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Bereavement Leave

Bereavement leave

Policy Statement:

Leave, as described herein, shall be available to full-time employees for bereavement.


This policy applies to all full-time employees of Sinclair.



Bereavement leave with pay may be granted for up to three (3) days per occurrence, to full-time employees for death in the employee's immediate family.


1. Notify supervisor to arrange for absence

2. Complete "Leave Request" form.


It is the responsibility of all employees to be knowledgeable of the provisions of this policy and use them appropriately. Appropriate documentation for requested bereavement leave may be required. Falsification of a written or signed statement or document shall be grounds for disciplinary action including dismissal.

The Office of Human Resources shall administer the policy.


"Immediate family of the employee" means parent or step-parent, husband, wife, child or step-child, sibling or step-sibling, spouse's parent or step-parent, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandfather, grandmother, spouse's grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, or any individual living in the same household as the employee.

  • Last Revised: 08/04/2023