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Bereavement leave conflict resolved
After an employee working at EDD requested the use of the final hour of the three days’ bereavement leave granted by our contract, additional substantiation was requested by the supervisor with a threat of docked time if it wasn’t provided.
The employee had already provided an obituary and funeral program from the service, which was deemed sufficient to grant two-plus days of bereavement leave. Now, the supervisor was requesting a death certificate. A representative from the URC contacted labor relations at EDD and resolved the issue so that the employee could take advantage of the remaining benefit without further documentation.
For more information, read Article 8.3, Bereavement Leave