The death of a loved one is a painful event that leaves no one untouched. As an employee, it can be difficult to deal with loss while meeting work obligations. In Germany, employees are entitled to special leave in the event of a death. But know exactly what rules to follow and what your rights are?
The term "special leave is familiar to many, but not everyone knows what types of special leave exist and under what circumstances you can request it. In this article, we will focus on special leave for death and discuss everything you should know about it.
We will explain who is eligible for special leave, how long the leave can last, and what documents must be provided. We’ll also cover important details, such as whether you can extend special leave if you haven’t had enough time to prepare for the funeral. So if you’re in a similar situation or just curious, read on!
What is special leave?
Special leave is time off that an employee can request from their employer under certain circumstances. This leave can be granted for various reasons, such as the birth of a child or marriage. Another reason for special leave can be a death in the family or close friends.