Bereavement Leave is a paid leave policy granted by the employer in the situation where an employee loses his/her family member, relative, spouse, children, sibling, or any other relationship. This leave is facilitated so that the employee can deal with the state of intense grief caused due to the loss of a loved one. In order to apply for bereavement leave, the employee needs to inform his/her employer immediately after the occurrence of death. This is not a compulsory leave policy, companies provide paid time-off during hard times of their employees to show care for their employees. Generally, bereavement leave is granted for three days although many organizations are flexible in terms of a number of days and employees need to discuss the same with their reporting manager.